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[4]: Comment by andih
by dsmogor on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 10:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by andih"
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

That's the point. Standards are indended to open up opportunities not the other way around.
As with Win8 certified computers for linux think about:

1. your gf sick with windows on her Laptop wanting some alternative
2. old computers getting linux treatment to extend their life
3. old computers used as thin terminals
4. specialized distros (router, music) booted from a CD.
5. a company offering android for dissadisfied user of win8 tablets (that's esp. problematic as changing anything in bios would be a no-go for end-users)

I could go on and on.

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