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[5]: So ...
by WorknMan on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 19:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: So ..."
WorknMan
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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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RE[6]: So ...
by foregam on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 20:19 in reply to "RE[5]: So ..."
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2010-11-17

My guess is the motherboard manufacturer. In any case a DYI PC isn't a candidate for a 'Windows 8 Certified' sticker.

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RE[7]: So ...
by l3v1 on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 05:24 in reply to "RE[6]: So ..."
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

My guess is the motherboard manufacturer. In any case a DYI PC isn't a candidate for a 'Windows 8 Certified' sticker.


The question is, if you want to build it (we've built and use workstations and servers here - as many others do at very many places - that serve us way more than any pre-built one), would you be able to find highend motherboards with bioses that lets you do what you want.

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