Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The Verge, reporting that Microsoft lost almost a billion dollars with Surface RT, in this quarter alone. "At the end of the day, though, it looks like Microsoft just made too many Surface RT tablets - we heard late last year that Microsoft was building three to five million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter, and we also heard that Microsoft had only sold about one million of those tablets in March." That's catastrophically bad.
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RE[5]: Wow
by Vanders on Fri 19th Jul 2013 10:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wow"
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

I've always worked with the assumption that Secure Boot was more of a reaction to Windows 7 loaders like DAZ Loader. That's just my theory though.

Edited 2013-07-19 10:21 UTC

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RE[6]: Wow
by Nelson on Fri 19th Jul 2013 10:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Wow"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

This is probably it. For the most part.

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RE[7]: Wow
by toast88 on Sat 20th Jul 2013 22:46 in reply to "RE[6]: Wow"
toast88 Member since:
2009-09-23

That's actually a valid reason to use a protected boot loader since it prevents the loading of a manipulated kernel image, i.e. one where the key protection has been patched out.

Yet, just because Microsoft cannot fight every single bootleg copy of Windows, it's not justified to install such a lock-out mechanism into all new PCs being sold.

Adrian

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