Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The Verge, reporting that Microsoft lost almost a billion dollars with Surface RT, in this quarter alone. "At the end of the day, though, it looks like Microsoft just made too many Surface RT tablets - we heard late last year that Microsoft was building three to five million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter, and we also heard that Microsoft had only sold about one million of those tablets in March." That's catastrophically bad.
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RE[7]: Wow
by toast88 on Sat 20th Jul 2013 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Wow"
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That's actually a valid reason to use a protected boot loader since it prevents the loading of a manipulated kernel image, i.e. one where the key protection has been patched out.

Yet, just because Microsoft cannot fight every single bootleg copy of Windows, it's not justified to install such a lock-out mechanism into all new PCs being sold.

Adrian

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