[Nottingham] More money for nothing

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Sun Sep 25 19:58:41 UTC 2011

Thanks for that. Rather worrying... And to my mind blatantly
anti-competitive. I'm guessing that Microsoft must be either just
'testing the water' to then introduce something a little watered down
to offer as a lesser monstrosity, or they've got some clever scheme to
push with this...

Further comments below:

On 25 September 2011 20:07, Mat Booth <mbooth at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On 23 September 2011 13:40, Jason Irwin <jasonirwin73 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 21/09/11 13:33, Jason Irwin wrote:
>>> I'm not sure, but we'd better do something.  Seems that the UEFI (BIOS
>>> ROM replacement) proposal could effectively block any alternate OS from
>>> booting and prevent anyone from rolling their own.
>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/21/secure_boot_firmware_linux_exclusion_fears/
>> And now MS is claiming is won't.
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/23/ms_denies_uefi_lock_in/
>> Now I am sure that OEMs have a choice in what OSs and other options they
>> ship.  They merely have to accept the consequences of making those choices.
> The kernel developer's opinions:
> http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/5552.html
> http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/5850.html

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