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Secure boot is Microsoft's attempt to maintain computer OS market share
Posted by Anonymous on Thu 19th Jul 2012 07:08
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  1. "The Hardware is crippled for the sake of Microsoft. Period.
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  3. Secure boot is Microsoft's attempt to maintain computer OS market share as their influences is being stripped away by the likes of Google (Android) and Apple (iOS). With HTML5 on the way, we will have WEB based applications that rival desktop versions, and run on ANY device. The OS is just a layer to get to where the real work gets done, information exchange.
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  5. AND the worst part is, secure boot doesn't actually fix the problem it pretends it solves. It can't. This is the whole DRM of DVD's and BluRay all over again. Look at how well that is working out.
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  7. DRM is broken by design."
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  9. - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2985953&cid=40681007
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  11. "Richard Stallman has finally spoken out on this subject. He notes that 'if the user doesn't control the keys, then it's a kind of shackle, and that would be true no matter what system it is.' He says, 'Microsoft demands that ARM computers sold for Windows 8 be set up so that the user cannot change the keys; in other words, turn it into restricted boot.' Stallman adds that 'this is not a security feature. This is abuse of the users. I think it ought to be illegal.'""
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  13. - http://linux.slashdot.org/story/12/07/17/2326253/richard-stallman-speaks-about-uefi

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