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[4]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 24th Sep 2011 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair
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By the time your dire predictions come true, we'll be talking about android laptops sitting next to windows laptops in stores. ARM android, ARM windows.

At that point, there will be a viable alternative operating system to Windows. Sold in stores, next to Windows. Using the same hardware. And the question will be: Can you change the operating system on your computer?

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