Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 22:44 UTC
Windows "There may be a time in the future when all the bugs have been fixed, the third-party app support has arrived, and some very smart engineers in Redmond have ironed out the physical kinks in this type of product which prevent it from being all that it can be. But that time isn't right now - and unfortunately for Microsoft, the clock is ticking." The Verge's review is not so positive, because they focus on what Surface is now.
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RE: Comment by sb56637
by przemo_li on Thu 25th Oct 2012 09:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by sb56637"
przemo_li
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2010-06-01

Not possible.

MS tortured Secure Boot, and now you can not switch it off (as UEFI standard MANDATE) and instead turned it permanently on.

No other software will run on it. Just because hw will refuse other software, unless someone will be able to steal MS master keys, but that would be disaster to all Secure Boot owners...

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RE[2]: Comment by sb56637
by smashIt on Thu 25th Oct 2012 10:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by sb56637"
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2005-07-06

unless someone will be able to steal MS master keys, but that would be disaster to all Secure Boot owners...


i'd say that sounds like a great thing, not like a disaster ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by sb56637
by drcouzelis on Thu 25th Oct 2012 11:59 in reply to "RE: Comment by sb56637"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Just because hw will refuse other software, unless someone will be able to steal MS master keys, but that would be disaster to all Secure Boot owners...

This statement has me curious too. By stealing Microsoft's keys, would that mean things would be a "disaster" like... before Secure Boot existed? (IOW not that disastrous)

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