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On 06/15/2012 06:14 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> 8. I think the bigger issue is with ARM, and I'm not personally clear
> on what the exact policy is there. That really strikes me as
> antitrust, but MS might argue that on ARM they have no monopoly
> (instead we have a bunch of different vendors who almost universally
> lock down their hardware).
This requirement by M$ is applied to hardware that wants the "Certified
for Windows 8" logo. If the OEMs don't care about windows 8
certification, they can provide for UEIF secure boot disabling. Since it
is a "voluntary" acceptance in return for granting a consumer-fooling
certification, they get away with an anti-competetive practice. They
want to keep android off hardware used for Windows 8.
Always follow the money.