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Old 26th March 2013
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Default Secure Boot complaint filed against Microsoft

From http://h-online.com/-1830714

Hispalinux, an 8,000 strong Spanish association of Linux users and developers, has filed a complaint with the Madrid office of the European Commission claiming, according to a Reuters report, that Windows 8 contains an "obstruction mechanism" called UEFI Secure Boot. This mechanism, it says, controls the system boot up and means users must seek keys from Microsoft to install another operating system.

Hispalinux head, lawyer Jose Maria Lancho, told the news agency that it was "absolutely anti-competitive" and a "de facto technological jail for computer booting systems". The complaintSpanish language link says that although Microsoft says UEFI Secure Boot is a security measure, its implementation would not mean the end of malware and viruses.
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