Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Oct 2011 21:03 UTC, submitted by Dirge
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Free Software Foundation released a statement open for public signing, titled 'Stand up for your freedom to install free software'. The statement is a response to Microsoft's announcement that if computer makers wish to distribute machines with the Windows 8 compatibility logo, they must implement a system called 'Secure Boot'. The FSF statement warns against the danger that, if done wrong, this system would have to be called Restricted Boot, because it could make computers incapable of running anything but Windows." Signed.
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Security isn't a dirty word
by Hieper on Tue 18th Oct 2011 21:44 UTC
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2010-12-08

Security to a large degree means protecting users from themselves, so this option _has_to_be_ enabled by default. I would not recommend a Win8 machine to anyone if it doesn't have this feature.

No need for this 'Occupy Redmond' stance. Next they'll be requiring open source graphics drivers for Windows...

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