Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:34 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Hardware, Embedded Systems A big issue right now in the world of operating systems - especially Linux - is Microsoft's requirement that all Windows 8 machines ship with UEFI's secure boot enabled, with no requirement that OEMs implement it so users can turn it off. This has caused some concern in the Linux world, and considering Microsoft's past and current business practices and the incompetence of OEMs, that's not unwarranted. CNet's Ed Bott decided to pose the issue to OEMs. Dell stated is has plans to include the option to turn secure boot off, while HP was a bit more vague about the issue.
Thread beginning with comment 495741
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Member since:

do you have evidence that crippling isn't going to happen ?

the old if you don't like microsoft then you are a hater

Reply Parent Score: 5

lucas_maximus Member since:

You argument is similar to ...

do you have Evidence that God Doesn't Exist?

... Is pretty much the same question you are asking.

You are trying to prove something by saying that I can't disprove it .... doesn't work like that ;-)

Edited 2011-11-03 23:26 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1

Mellin Member since:

I'll take that as a no.

Edited 2011-11-06 08:58 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3