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Microsoft Forces OEMs To Lock Devices Into Windows

u.hertlein (111825) writes | more than 2 years ago

Microsoft 7

u.hertlein (111825) writes "Microsoft is forcing OEMs to lock UEFI secure boot into only booting Windows8 on upcoming ARM devices."
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And it's only a matter of time... (2)

ToiletBomber (2269914) | more than 2 years ago | (#38693150)

...before they do the same thing to PC's.

Re:And it's only a matter of time... (1)

ecorona (953223) | more than 2 years ago | (#38693594)

this would kill linux. Let's be hones, Linux rocks but it doesn't have market share to compete with Windows.

Re:And it's only a matter of time... (1)

cheekyboy (598084) | more than 2 years ago | (#38694124)

Technically every android is linux, so there are now more people using linux daily than windows.

It just took google to make a better GUI framework api.

And better != faster,prettier,9 releases/quarter.

Re:And it's only a matter of time... (1)

ecorona (953223) | more than 2 years ago | (#38694370)

True, but I'm much more concerned with linux on the desktop. I suppose some version would survive as man people in academic environment heavily rely on linux machines.

Re:And it's only a matter of time... (1)

cheekyboy (598084) | more than 2 years ago | (#38694098)

Then how will windows 2008 server install?
How will ESX install?

This will go to an anti trust law suite. And the next conference MS appears at, I will be outside giving away 10000 eggs to throwers.

Someone will hack it, and screw any laws, publish the damn code/howto on facebook/100 social sites, FU ms.

Not antitrust? (1)

schwit1 (797399) | more than 2 years ago | (#38693760)

How is this not anticompetitive? Would it fly in the EU?

Re:Not antitrust? (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 2 years ago | (#38695732)

It isn't anti-competitive in that MS has basically zero ARM marketshare. Hopefully crap like this will help to keep it that way,

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