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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 05:17 UTC
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This is what you do to your appliance when you don't want people hacking it.

This is NOT what you do for your traditional, flexible, personal computer. This sounds like a bridge too far for Microsoft to go. I do expect such stuff from Apple.

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