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 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Soulbender"
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There has been numerous evidence given that Secure boot and well reasoned arguments (booting old versions of Windows for business which MS still make money on) ...

But you guys keep chanting the same shit again and again and again.

Even people at Microsoft that are actually speak against Microsoft about some stuff (Scott Hanselman) says that Microsoft is too cumbersome and disjointed to actually "be evil" like Darth Vader .. imperial march stuff ... but whatever you probably won't listen.

Edited 2011-11-03 22:40 UTC

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