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Dividing the Linux desktop
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Preparing the kernel for UEFI secure boot
Posted Sep 7, 2012 13:15 UTC (Fri) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
As we already know, Microsoft and others are effective at bamboozling the regulators, judges, the public with the fairy story that a phone or other mobile device, even a laptop, has been fashioned from raw minerals with the sole purpose of running Windows. We not only need to overturn this deception, but we also need to guard against it spreading.
Posted Sep 7, 2012 13:26 UTC (Fri) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
Presumably they will want Windows to run on ARM server kit so there will be a version of 'Windows server' for ARM soon enough. If that won't have the 'you can't turn off resitricted boot' antifeature certification requirement then thats good.
Posted Sep 7, 2012 13:35 UTC (Fri) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Posted Sep 7, 2012 18:24 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
*nix manufacturers would have loved to be able to protect their expensive systems by preventing the cheap systems from running "server" OS versions
Microsoft also would have loved to be able to lock in the 'server' vs 'client' status of hardware
the losers of this are the users and owners of the systems
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