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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RE: Comment by OSbunny
by Soulbender on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 04:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by OSbunny"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

If you want to hide malicious code you can do it in open source as well.


It's a lot harder though.

There was that news a few months ago about openbsd having malicious code.


Except that was completely bogus. The code's been audited and no such backdoor was found. Just because you can make a rumour about something doesn't mean it's probable.

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