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Old 08-06-2012, 02:11 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft mum on reasons for secure boot


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Microsoft is apparently unwilling to discuss the reasons behind its move to a so-called secure boot process for Windows 8, the next release of its operating system.

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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It's simple. You are on the inside of the prison bars and M$ wants to hold the keys. So far this is true on ARM, but maybe with Window$ 9 or 10 it will be true on all platforms.

My computers have worked perfectly and without any breach in security for many years. I have no need for "secure" boot or other attempts by M$ to own/pwn my computer.

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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Yeah, I've a feeling that all those linux users who are reassuring us doubters that there's nothing to worry about may be in for a nasty surprise in years to come. Still, I won't gloat and say: "I told you so."
 
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Yeah, I've a feeling that all those linux users who are reassuring us doubters that there's nothing to worry about may be in for a nasty surprise in years to come. Still, I won't gloat and say: "I told you so."
Hehe, well I will
 
Old 08-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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What H_TeXMeX_H said.
 
  


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