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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Something here urks me
by Shadowmane on Sat 24th Sep 2011 02:04 UTC
Shadowmane
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2006-06-16

They say Linux has a very small part of the market, yet in the next breath, they say they can't really tell how many people are running Linux, because nobody is keeping count. I simply refuse to believe Microsoft has that much of the market place. But they do like to toot their own horn. I've been Microsoft free for quite a few years. I've not even seen Windows 7, and frankly, I really don't want to mess with it. For me, Microsoft represents buggy software that breaks. That's why I switched and never looked back. And by the way, I'm an end user, not a developer. Hell, I don't even work in IT, I'm a Correctional Officer.

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RE: Something here urks me
by BluenoseJake on Sat 24th Sep 2011 12:37 in reply to "Something here urks me"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"I simply refuse to believe Microsoft has that much of the market place"

WTF? Really? What colour is the sky in your world?

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RE: Something here urks me
by Wafflez on Sun 25th Sep 2011 01:30 in reply to "Something here urks me"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

You say Windows (or how you retards like to call it, Windblows) is riddled with bugs and it breaks. But you haven't used Windows, you said it yourself. So you believe in some outdated FUD spread my linux zealots?

Oh please, idiot.

Edited 2011-09-25 01:32 UTC

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RE: Something here urks me
by Delgarde on Sun 25th Sep 2011 23:24 in reply to "Something here urks me"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

And by the way, I'm an end user, not a developer. Hell, I don't even work in IT, I'm a Correctional Officer.


You might not work in IT, but you're the kind of person who hangs out on IT sites. Not exactly representative of the less technically-inclined elements of the population...

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