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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RE[5]: Comment by Soulbender
by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 22:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender"
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I have never really worked in IT

Windows 7 is supported til 2020 ... most large businesses are only just thinking about moving to it and doing testing ... the will probably never move to Windows 8 ... and move to Windows 9 afterwards ... or LCARS for all I know ...

But Windows 7 is going to be around for the next good few years as well as Businesses that will use XP forever and ever ... will need new hardware and just will make sure it is VMed or on a seperate non-internet enabled network (like much of our clients with Windows 2000).

Edited 2011-11-03 22:20 UTC

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