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[3]: So ...
by WorknMan on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So ..."
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Putting parts together doesn't work well for laptops, which are slowly becoming dominant


*sigh* My question was merely academic in nature. I asked what would happen if you built your own computer, and the answer I got was 'it doesn't matter for laptops', when I wasn't talking about laptops ;)

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RE[4]: So ...
by foregam on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 17:55 in reply to "RE[3]: So ..."
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2010-11-17

Ehm, I bet you meant to reply to Neolander, not me. Anyway, to answer your question: I can buy a locally assembled laptop at about 70% the price of e.g. its Dell equivalent. It won't be exactly DYI but for most parts there're long lists to choose from.

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RE[5]: So ...
by WorknMan on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 19:51 in reply to "RE[4]: So ..."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Anyway, to answer your question: I can buy a locally assembled laptop at about 70% the price of e.g. its Dell equivalent. It won't be exactly DYI but for most parts there're long lists to choose from.


That wasn't the question either, lol. The article says that MS would require OEMs to implement secure boot, but what I asked is what happens if you build your own PC and there technically is no OEM? In that case, who does the signature for the secure booting?

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