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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RE[10]: Comment by Soulbender
by Alfman on Sat 5th Nov 2011 04:02 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by Soulbender"
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"Half of it was an anti-microsoft rant .. so it was tl;dr;"

Wow, you say you didn't read it, and yet you somehow still claim to know what it said? That's incredibly ignorant. I challenge you once again to read it and answer the questions without beating around the bush.

"There is not one single thread of evidence that OEMs are going to give you a BIOS option to turn secure boot off."

Freudian slip?

"So far there has been tons of evidence that they will ... but people on here will continue to raeg."

Maybe. But this rebuttal is a straw man that has nothing to do with the secure boot criticisms I made in this thread.

Edited 2011-11-05 04:04 UTC

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