Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:34 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Hardware, Embedded Systems A big issue right now in the world of operating systems - especially Linux - is Microsoft's requirement that all Windows 8 machines ship with UEFI's secure boot enabled, with no requirement that OEMs implement it so users can turn it off. This has caused some concern in the Linux world, and considering Microsoft's past and current business practices and the incompetence of OEMs, that's not unwarranted. CNet's Ed Bott decided to pose the issue to OEMs. Dell stated is has plans to include the option to turn secure boot off, while HP was a bit more vague about the issue.
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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Love it Thom ... don't actually dispute any of my points but make a blanket statement I am naive.

Honestly OEM aren't going to give the Win7 market up after most Corps are just moving to it.

Microsoft are bloody benign compared to Mobile phone carriers, estate agents and Fasthosts (f--king evil).

Funnily enough I have never been abused by Microsoft or Bill Gates ... At no point have my private parts be stimulated by Microsoft or Bill Gates against my will.

All they have ever done is expected me to pay for something they produce ... Greedy f--ks.

Edited 2011-11-03 20:46 UTC

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