View Full Version : No other OS on your Windows 8 PC

14-01-2012, 02:08 PM
http://www.osnews.com/story/25507/Microsoft_Forces_OEMs_To_Lock_Devices_Into_Windows _8_Using_UEFI


ARM ones apparently.

The Error Guy
14-01-2012, 02:36 PM
Hackers will bypass is, firmware updates will be made, exploits will be released.

Eventually MS will unlock it or chinese manufacturers will make insecure (as opposed to secure?) bootloaders

14-01-2012, 02:57 PM
What the hell would I want an ARM PC for anyway?

And yeah, no doubt it will get cracked so why worry...

I like his comment about the Windows 8 Metro 'My First Computer' interface - so true, GUIs are going backwards and turning everyone into idiots.

14-01-2012, 03:23 PM
I wonder if they might extend this security 'feature' to other architectures?

15-01-2012, 02:21 AM
The leopard doesn't change its spots.

15-01-2012, 07:56 AM
Why the surprise Apple do this sort of thing already

15-01-2012, 08:28 AM
And Sony, the main reason i avoid them now

15-01-2012, 10:41 AM
Yes, I might have to become Apple,Sony and Windows Free...!!!

15-01-2012, 10:48 AM
I'm already Apple and Sony free, not sure about Windows yet too many of the programs I use won't run on Linux unfortunately like my CAD software

The Error Guy
15-01-2012, 10:54 AM
I dont think it will be too much of a problem, look at iPhone and the jailbreak. That will go on for eternity (simple solution is to not use a freaking iPhone, the lengths that people go to to jailbreak sometimes seem extreme).

If M$ do encrypt and lock down completely a lot of the tech base will either stay on Win7 or move OS's. M$ will then carry on, revert or may even reach a conclusion as they did with WP7 and the chevron team.

15-01-2012, 11:08 AM
Why the surprise Apple do this sort of thing alreadyApple definitely don't do this on the mac hardware, in fact their give you the program to multi boot other os. As far as the iPad, iPod and iPhone are concerned there are boot loaders out there that allow you too multi boot between iOS and android.

15-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Why the surprise Apple do this sort of thing already

Since when?