Phone 7 FUD, Windows 8 Lockout, Samsung Takes Off Gloves

Posted by brideoflinux on Sep 24, 2011 7:01 AM EDT
FOSS Force; By Christine Hall
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I imagine that there are few readers of this site who haven’t procured a used Windows box to wipe the hard drive to install Linux on it. Well, there’s been some noise this week that might not be so easy anymore. Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett has made it known that a secure booting feature of Windows 8 could lock-out operating systems other than Windows from being installed. In response, the folks in Redmond have been batting their eyes, acting all sorts of innocent and saying this isn’t their intention, that they’re only interested in security.

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