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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But bitching about it just might make it go away. In the 90s, Intel tried to implement a processor id, and the tech world went nuts, and they were forced to make it optional.

Just recently, Apple wrote a new version of Final Cut Pro, and it was (by all accounts, I don't use it, I don't do video) crippled compared to previous versions. It's users were very vocal, and now Apple is quietly selling the old version again, and are putting out updates to address some of the issues.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease, ya know.

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