Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th May 2013 17:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as 'Windows Blue' will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store." They really didn't have much of a choice, but good news anyway.
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Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Well, you know, UEFI/SecureBoot doesn't help much to that regard...

Kochise

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

It doesn't hinder, either.

Edited 2013-05-14 20:12 UTC

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

It makes things a little more restrictive. You have to use a UEFI compatible bootloader, you cannot develop your own anymore (osdev haunting)

Frankly, I got more viral infection via web (xss) than got mbr corruption. So this whole "secure" boot stuff is basically just a lock-down.

Kochise

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