Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Mar 2015 22:50 UTC

At its WinHEC hardware conference in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft talked about the hardware requirements for Windows 10. The precise final specs are not available yet, so all this is somewhat subject to change, but right now, Microsoft says that the switch to allow Secure Boot to be turned off is now optional. Hardware can be Designed for Windows 10, and offer no way to opt out of the Secure Boot lock down.

I am so surprised. The next step, of course, is to ban the disable-secure-boot option altogether. Just like everyone who knows Microsoft predicted.

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RE: intel anyone?
by Arawn on Sat 21st Mar 2015 00:58 UTC in reply to "intel anyone?"
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You mean the Intel which is a "member" of the Wintel "cartel"?...

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RE[2]: intel anyone?
by safiuddinkhan on Sat 21st Mar 2015 12:53 in reply to "RE: intel anyone?"
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i don't think so ... intel has a big investment in linux ... infect they are the 2nd biggest or 1st biggest contributors to the linux kernel... they r also leading in the development of x windows replacement wayland ... so i don't think intel will abandon linux

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RE[3]: intel anyone?
by bassbeast on Sun 22nd Mar 2015 09:58 in reply to "RE[2]: intel anyone?"
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How sad, that so many children have forgot their history..

Kids Intel has been trying to lock down X86 since the days of the 486! They tried using the courts with 486, both with copyrights and patents, then tried to kill X86 not once but twice for platforms they would control (iAPX and Itantic) and who can forget palladium and Viiv?

If you wanna bet on anybody "saving" you? Bet on AMD, who has supported coreboot, pays some of the devs for the FOSS AMD drivers and has opened up their code (not to mention helped Khronos take a good chunk of Mantle for the new OpenGL) so if there is any FOSS friendly X86 company? It'd be AMD. Intel has dreamed of X86 chips soldered to the board and so locked down its disposable for more years than I can count.

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