Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 22:10 UTC
Google "People are, unsurprisingly, upset that Microsoft have imposed UEFI Secure Boot on the x86 market. A situation in which one company gets to determine which software will boot on systems by default is obviously open to abuse. What's more surprising is that many of the people who are upset about this are completely fine with encouraging people to buy Chromebooks. Out of the box, Chromebooks are even more locked down than Windows 8 machines." Good point.
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RE[2]: One little difference
by segedunum on Tue 5th Feb 2013 00:31 UTC in reply to "RE: One little difference"
segedunum
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The statement that Chromebooks are more locked down than Windows 8 machines is somewhat wide of the mark for the reasons the OP stated.

Garrett also states this:

In contrast to Chromebooks, Windows 8 certified systems are required to permit the user to install their own keys.

Anyone who believes this will be implemented on all but the most expensive of motherboards has taken leave of their senses.

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