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: Comment by ahinterl
by Alfman on Mon 26th Sep 2011 15:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by ahinterl"
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"Mankind generally divides into two groups: Those who care, and those who don't. The latter is the majority. They determine their own fate by their own actions. In the end, they always get what they deserve, and those who care are the loosers and suffer from that. But they're only collateral damage."

This is an incredibly insightful post. It is accurately describing what's going on here, and probably explains why humans settle for less time and time again. This same concept explains software patents, walled gardens, DRM, etc...

I'll really need to keep this in mind the next time I'm part of the group that doesn't care, and see how I'm being used to manipulate the outcome.

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