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[2]: Pressure Microsoft
by zztaz on Sat 24th Sep 2011 01:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Pressure Microsoft"
zztaz
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What kind of fanboy response is this? Microsoft could behave better. So could Apple. Poor behavior by Apple does not excuse poor behavior by Microsoft.

I fail to see the relevance of anything that Apple does to Microsoft's attempt to use an avoidable side-effect of a desirable security feature to lock out other operating systems.

Apple plays the lock-in game, too. That doesn't make what Microsoft is doing right. Apple and Microsoft are both wrong. Is that hard to understand?

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