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[2]: Option to Disable
by UglyKidBill on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 08:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Option to Disable"
UglyKidBill
Member since:
2005-07-27

Why after Microsoft? It will be OEMs who implement this feature. If they are too lazy to allow disabling or they void warranty if user does then it is hardly MS fault.

If MS says there canĀ“t be an option to disable this then it would leave OEMs without much choice.
Remember, MS did this when it forbid OEMs to bundle 3rd party web browsers; it was a condition to retain OEM status.

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RE[3]: Option to Disable
by lucas_maximus on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 09:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Option to Disable"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

And they had an anti-trust ruling against it.

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RE[4]: Option to Disable
by bert64 on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 11:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Option to Disable"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

A ruling which took years, during which time they continued doing damage... By the time the ruling came about there were further delays while they negotiated the punishment (which is stupid btw, punishment should simply be assigned and they have to accept it, no negotiation).

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