Linked by Elv13 on Sun 17th Jun 2012 10:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The UEFI secure boot mechanism has been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community, and for good reason: it could easily be a mechanism by which we lose control over our own systems. Recently, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett described how the Fedora distribution planned to handle secure boot in the Fedora 18 release. That posting has inspired a great deal of concern and criticism, though, arguably, about the wrong things."
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This is an Anti-Trust Issue
by kateline on Tue 19th Jun 2012 01:25 UTC
kateline
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2011-05-19

UEFI is a clear attempt to prevent competition by a player with a near-monopoly in the market for laptop/desktop operating systems.

In the U.S. there should be anti-trust filed over this.

This would be the third go-round for MS in the anti-trust courts: the consent degree back in the 90s, then the judgement against them in 2001.

Third time's the charm, MS.

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RE: This is an Anti-Trust Issue
by zima on Wed 20th Jun 2012 14:10 in reply to "This is an Anti-Trust Issue"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

What laptop/desktop OS competition?

You really think MS will need UEFI in that area?

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