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.
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does it matter?
by unclefester on Fri 4th Nov 2011 22:15 UTC
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In a couple of years smartphones will be powerful enough to run as desktops for many users. They really just need an industry standard docking system to provide power, a large monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Goodbye Windows dominance.

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