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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RE[3]: Comment by andih
by lucas_maximus on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 07:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by andih"
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If you are buying non-standard it is always going to be more expensive ... just how markets work.

I have a Bicycle with a mix of 1970s French Tech ... pretty much most components are French Standard which no longer exists (everybody used the British ISO in the end) .. getting parts were expensive because I have to buy short run production replicas (luckily not often) ... they are 2 or 3 times price of the same British ISO kit.

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