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161. Re: Quoteworthy - Aug 1, 2012, 04:27 Dev
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 10:44:
Dev wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 12:16:
Also, don't forget that MS is getting all the major OEMs to set their BIOS to only startup and load "secure" signed OS such as windows 8. So even if you WANT to do linux on a new computer that comes pre-loaded with win 8, you might not be able to.
What incentive would BIOS manufacturers have to exclude all those other OSes? Especially Linux which is heavily used in the corporate environment, a major source of sales.
Because its supposed to be more secure. Prevent pre-boot time rootkits.

And without that little feature, hardware makers can't slap that little "Designed for windows 8" sticker on. MS has a whole list of things they have to do to use that sticker and thats one of them.

MS dictated a bunch of other stuff for windows 7 sticker, and prior to that, for the vista sticker. I think the BIOS thing is the biggest game changer they've tried to sneak through doing that though.
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