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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From what i gathered, this is fairly blatant anti-competitive behavior. I see no real reason for it, apart from locking people's PC's into Windows 8. The PC world lacks enough competition as it is, without OEM's locking out the ability to install alternative OS's.

Frankly, although my views on Apple have been mixed in the past, i'm glad i've got a MacBook.

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