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LXer 07-26-2012 06:00 AM

LXer: OpenBSD's de Raadt slams Red Hat, Canonical over 'secure' boot
 
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OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has slammed Red Hat and Canonical for the way they have reacted to Microsoft's introduction of "secure" boot along with Windows 8, describing both companies as wanting to be the new Microsoft.

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nixblog 07-26-2012 06:00 PM

Cower down or, stand and fight - I'm glad Theo takes the latter stance!

He's probably right about the European scenario, so lets wait for the legal bun fight to begin.

TobiSGD 07-26-2012 06:31 PM

Microsoft has made its homework this time, there will be no legal fight, because they don't abuse their monopoly this time.
They only have a monopoly on x86 hardware and there it is required for getting the Windows 8 logo to have an option to disable Secure Boot and to add your own keys.
On ARM hardware there is no monopoly for Microsoft and I have not seen any effort (til now) from anyone to sue Apple or manufacturers of Android devices for locking them down.

nixblog 07-26-2012 07:11 PM

I guess time will tell...


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