Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Sep 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows After the walled garden coming to the desktop operating system world, we're currently witnessing another potential nail in the coffin of the relatively open world of desktop and laptop computing. Microsoft has revealed [.pptx] that as part of its Windows 8 logo program, OEMs must implement UEFI secure boot. This could potentially complicate the installation of other operating systems, like Windows 7, XP, and Linux.
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It's For Your Own Good!
by benali72 on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 04:53 UTC
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Malware stats from groups like McAfee make clear bootloader attacks are rare. Security issues occur AFTER you're in Windows, not outside of Windows.

According to MS's blog post -- "Who is in control? At the end of the day, the customer is in control of their PC."

Baloney.

(See MS blog post here -- https://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/22/protecting-the-pre-os...)

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