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[6]: So ...
by foregam on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: So ..."
foregam
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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 ..."
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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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RE[8]: So ...
by Soulbender on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 05:54 in reply to "RE[7]: So ..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If we're talking about servers, most likely yes. Window's does not have the dominance in the server market that it has in the workstation market. Most serious server hardware either gives you a choice of OS or comes without OS.

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