Is this something we (as consumers of FreeBSD) need to be aware of?

Mike Jeays mike.jeays at
Wed Jun 6 01:34:00 UTC 2012

On Tue, 5 Jun 2012 19:57:30 -0400 (EDT)
Chris Hill <chris at> wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Jun 2012, G?k?in Akdeniz wrote:
> > For the time being only ARM platform is restricted.
> True, but I would be astonished if this restriction were not expanded by 
> MS in the future. Just my opinion, but I believe their ultimate goal is 
> to add platforms until the "secure boot" restriction encompasses most or 
> all desktop and server hardware. This would be over a period of years.
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This seems all too likely to me. I expect it will become very hard to find a consumer laptop that will run other operating systems in a few years. There won't be any in Best Buy or Staples, one can be pretty sure. It will be a Windows or Mac world. Not an attractive future.

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