Windows 8 Secure Boot May Cause Antitrust Issues for Microsoft

October 19, 2011
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other Operating Systems from the Basic Input/Output System or a non-Microsoft boot-loader or similar program that launches prior to the start of the Windows Operating System Product.” That sounds like a pretty big violation of the ruling to me. There’s a pretty easy solution to this though. Microsoft shouldn’t require that Windows Certified systems have Secure Boot enabled. Overall, I think it should be the consumer’s choice whether to enable it, I mean, it’s our device right? Whatever the device is, we should be able to control it. It’s like Apple with Flash. Although I don’t think Flash would run very well on any mobile device, consumers should have the right to choose whether or not to run it. Source 1 Source 2  ]]>

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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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