Is this something we (as consumers of FreeBSD) need to be aware
mike.jeays at rogers.com
Wed Jun 6 01:34:00 UTC 2012
On Tue, 5 Jun 2012 19:57:30 -0400 (EDT)
Chris Hill <chris at monochrome.org> 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.
> Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
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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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