Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows The story about how secure boot for Windows 8, part of UEFI, will hinder the use of non-signed binaries and operating systems, like Linux, has registered at Redmond as well. The company posted about it on the Building Windows 8 blog - but didn't take any of the worries away. In fact, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett, who originally broke this story, has some more information - worst of which is that Red Hat has received confirmation from hardware vendors that some of them will not allow you to disable secure boot.
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RE[2]: Pressure Microsoft
by zztaz on Sat 24th Sep 2011 01:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Pressure Microsoft"
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What kind of fanboy response is this? Microsoft could behave better. So could Apple. Poor behavior by Apple does not excuse poor behavior by Microsoft.

I fail to see the relevance of anything that Apple does to Microsoft's attempt to use an avoidable side-effect of a desirable security feature to lock out other operating systems.

Apple plays the lock-in game, too. That doesn't make what Microsoft is doing right. Apple and Microsoft are both wrong. Is that hard to understand?

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RE[3]: Pressure Microsoft
by Dr.Mabuse on Sat 24th Sep 2011 05:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Pressure Microsoft"
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I think his point stands. If you buy from either, you're rewarding the same behaviour.

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RE[3]: Pressure Microsoft
by f0dder on Sat 24th Sep 2011 05:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Pressure Microsoft"
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Perhaps you missed the "Somehow Apple is looking good again to me." part of the post I replied to?

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RE[4]: Pressure Microsoft
by moondevil on Sat 24th Sep 2011 10:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Pressure Microsoft"
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The art of reading properly what someone writes is being lost it seems.

On my eyes Apples is even worse than Microsoft, because of all the class actions it has been doing lately.

But if the world would come to state where it is either Apple or Microsoft, then putting some money on Apple at least would get the balance even in market share. That was my point.

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RE[3]: Pressure Microsoft
by viton on Mon 26th Sep 2011 16:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Pressure Microsoft"
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poor behavior
Replacing dreaded BIOS/MBR with more adequate system is considered as "poor behavior"?
I don't think the whole "secure boot" thing is a problem because there are lot of mobo makers who fight with each other for every cent. And this feature will force the "potentially linux" consumers to avoid their stuff.

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