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 Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 24th Sep 2011 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Pressure Microsoft"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Macs don't require the use secure boot, do they? They prevent the OS from booting on non Apple hardware, but that's different: its limiting the use of their software. Microsoft limits the use of the hardware that works with their software. I think Microsoft's is much worse. Software is usually cheaper than hardware.

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