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]: Ironic Title
by mjg59 on Tue 5th Feb 2013 23:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Ironic Title"
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Closed standard? It's a publicly available document. You don't need to pay any license fees. You get the right to use all the embodied patents. There's a complete implementation of the specification available under a free software license, including Secure Boot support.

I'm not in favour of any platforms locked to a specific vendor, but nor am I in favour of platforms where one vendor gets special control over what I run. If they're able to lock down my system, I want to be able to lock down my system.

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