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From: "G.Wolfe Woodbury" <redwolfe@...>
Subject: Re: UEFI secure boot and Gentoo
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:46:57 -0400
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.

-- 
G.Wolfe Woodbury



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