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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mjg59
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2005-10-17

The FSF agree that this is a worthwhile freedom. It shouldn't be possible for any vendor to have more control over a system than you - that means that if the vendor can limit which software the system will run, you should also have that ability. The laptop I'm currently using gives me that ability. A Chromebook doesn't.

But still, let's find out how willing Microsoft are to enforce this. Find an example of a machine that doesn't let you install your own keys and I'll make sure Microsoft know about it, then we'll see what happens from there.

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