Is it the end of Open source operating systems ?
Microsoft has announced that if computer makers wish to distribute machines with the Windows 8 compatibility logo, they will have to implement a measure called "Secure Boot." The, "Secure Boot" is designed to protect against malware by preventing computers from loading unauthorized binary programs Essentially, the technology is primarily designed to protect against rootkits and other low-level attacks by preventing executables and drivers from being loaded unless they bear a cryptographic signature conferred by a dedicated UEFI signing key.
But the important thing is that other operating systems, such as Linux, won't include any such signatures in their current state and the result is that operating systems such as Linux etc will not work in the machine.
Now Linux is being used by millions of people . Is it another example of Microsoft using it's monopoly status to attempt to squash anything it views as competition ?
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