Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 22:10 UTC
Google "People are, unsurprisingly, upset that Microsoft have imposed UEFI Secure Boot on the x86 market. A situation in which one company gets to determine which software will boot on systems by default is obviously open to abuse. What's more surprising is that many of the people who are upset about this are completely fine with encouraging people to buy Chromebooks. Out of the box, Chromebooks are even more locked down than Windows 8 machines." Good point.
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RE[8]: One little difference
by segedunum on Sat 9th Feb 2013 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: One little difference"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

Hmmmm, I'm afraid you're squirming now. The main and inescapable point is that you're putting how you control your computer in the hands of Microsoft and what manufacturers will implement now and in the future. You're trying to paint this as some benefit to users who can supposedly choose what their computers will boot.

I think we can all see where your pay cheque is coming from here.

Edited 2013-02-09 21:28 UTC

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RE[9]: One little difference
by mjg59 on Sat 9th Feb 2013 21:33 in reply to "RE[8]: One little difference"
mjg59 Member since:
2005-10-17

I'm paid by Nebula. Microsoft are, as far as I know, not amongst our investors. As for squirming - you're the one who claimed that nobody would implement key management on consumer boards. Why won't you take me up on this bet?

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