Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Sep 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows After the walled garden coming to the desktop operating system world, we're currently witnessing another potential nail in the coffin of the relatively open world of desktop and laptop computing. Microsoft has revealed [.pptx] that as part of its Windows 8 logo program, OEMs must implement UEFI secure boot. This could potentially complicate the installation of other operating systems, like Windows 7, XP, and Linux.
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They will turn the temperature up just a little with every new product they release.
They learned from the trusted computing backlash.
At first there will be an option to turn off secure boot. It will only make booting other OSes annoying, because you need to enable and disable it for stock Windows 8 every time. But with Windows 9 in three years it will be mandatory that this option is removed.
Mandatory TPMs(sans user control) are next.
Treacherous computing was just a decade too early.

Yeah, and Vista won't let you play your MP3s. Why don't we put the crystal ball aside for now and just stick to the facts?

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