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LXer 08-06-2012 01:11 AM

LXer: Microsoft mum on reasons for secure boot
 
Published at LXer:

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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H_TeXMeX_H 08-06-2012 05:23 AM

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.

brianL 08-07-2012 05:52 AM

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."

H_TeXMeX_H 08-07-2012 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4747973)
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 ;)

frankbell 08-07-2012 09:51 PM

What H_TeXMeX_H said.


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