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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Time to be heard
by sparkyERTW on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 15:06 UTC
sparkyERTW
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2010-06-09

It's good that this topic is being debated and discussed in articles, forums, comment sections, etc., but I think we also need to consider that a more direct approach might be the key: write to the manufacturers and let them know this isn't cool. E-mail your favourite laptop vendor(s) and let them know you will not be a happy camper if they limit your freedom of choice.

Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't, but at least you can say you tried.

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