[LAU] OT: Wait, did this just really happen?
ken at restivo.org
Tue Jun 12 05:27:58 UTC 2012
Over the past few months, I have been deep into learning Clojure, and have been rather busy doing contract projects over the past year, etc, and not paying much attention to latest news.
But then I came across this:
Seriously? I remember the brouhaha over "Trusted Computing" about a decade ago-- even once found myself with a secondhand ThinkPad that had some kind of bootloader encryption chip built in (and unused)--, but I thought that whole idea died the death it so richly deserved.
Is it really back? Am I reading this right? All operating systems to run on any PC must be signed by MSFT? Certified machines will refuse to boot any loader that isn't MSFT-approved?
I'm not panicking, because there will probably always be enough CPU's and Mobo's available from China without all this corporate-ware installed. And if phones can be jailbroken then PCs can too.
But, still, WTF? Really?
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