Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows The story about how secure boot for Windows 8, part of UEFI, will hinder the use of non-signed binaries and operating systems, like Linux, has registered at Redmond as well. The company posted about it on the Building Windows 8 blog - but didn't take any of the worries away. In fact, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett, who originally broke this story, has some more information - worst of which is that Red Hat has received confirmation from hardware vendors that some of them will not allow you to disable secure boot.
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RE: Threat to Microsoft, too
by Drumhellar on Sat 24th Sep 2011 01:02 UTC in reply to "Threat to Microsoft, too"
Drumhellar
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Maybe Sony isn't the best example.

Also, Sony is the only major OEM I can think of that actually has a BTO option to have a vanilla Windows 7 installation, rather than Win7 + OEM crap, and at no extra charge.

Also, regarding the rootkits, their Sony Music group is separate from their VAIO group.

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