April 1, 2013

Microsoft's Pain in Spain Lies Mainly in Secure Boot

It's not exactly any secret that Microsoft has had its fair share of legal troubles over the years, many of them arising from its pesky little habit of finding ways to shut the door on competitors. So when Secure Boot came along in Windows 8, many considered it just a matter of time before a formal complaint was made. Sure enough, though it took perhaps longer than one might have expected, just such a complaint was finally filed last week by Hispalinux, a Spanish group of 8,000 Linux users and developers, charging that Secure Boot is nothing more than an "obstruction mechanism."

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