Originally Posted by Eduardv
OMG they don't get it,Microsoft Secure Boot won't lock out anyone .
It is just bad propaganda against Microsoft,and has happened for the last decade now.
OMG you don't get it. Its not about being against Microsoft or about being against motherboard manufacturers. Its about being against OEM's like HP receiving monetary benefits from Microsoft to disable the users' right to disable secure boot, or at the very least be able to change the system keys installed to allow their own operating system selection to boot.
If you allow it to go on like it is planned now, and somehow Microsoft shuffles some money under the table to HP to lock down their systems, all its going to do is make S-UEFI a GIGANTIC GLOWING NEON TARGET IN THE SKY, READING "HACK ME."
Also secure boot IS NOT A MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY. Its just not. period. Microsoft is utilizing it in an attempt to act like Windows 8 is going to somehow be 'more secure' than Windows 7 or Vista or XP. Unfortunately, most of the old exploits don't touch any of the boot code, and the new ones likely won't either.
Edit: I better defend my 7/Vista/XP statement - I know, currently Windows XP is FAR LESS SECURE than Vista or 7... But Windows operating systems are like dams with holes. If you have an army of men rushing around plugging the holes in the dam, it lasts a lot longer, and the leak is less noticeable but as soon as the builders are done creating a new dam down the river, with less holes, the army falls back to the new dam and lets the old one be destroyed. Unfortunately Microsoft sucks at building dams and the new ones have holes two, so the army of maintenance men are keeping the water at bay until Microsoft puts up a new dam. Vicious cycle.Edited by Xaero252 - 10/28/11 at 6:51pm