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 cm49
by cm49 on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 05:53 UTC
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The keys will be leaked, eventually. In which case, from a security perspective, the gains will be zero. And this will be just another obstacle for end-users.

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