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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by Ultimatebadass on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 07:39 UTC
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So they finally came up with something to counter bypassing of windows activation with the "SLIC in bootloader" trick...

Sadly (for us), it seems they are going after a fly with an ICBM.

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