Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Ernest Doub hideserted at
Wed Sep 28 03:14:19 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Avi Greenbury <lists at> wrote:

> Bill Stanley wrote:
> > I read the linked webpage and judging from the reader comments, this
> > website is hardly neutral.
> Well, no, of course it's not neutral. Almost all the reporting is either
> viewing it as a good thing or a bad thing.
> > The opinions are distinctly pro-Windows. It's not surprising that
> > they paint a pretty face on things.  They say that Microsoft did not
> > directly develop the protocol and are simply implementing it.
> Which, while besides the point, is true.
> > My question is how much support in terms of money and free manpower
> > did they contribute.
> I'm intrigued - why would that matter?
> > the support came from M$.
> Please don't do that. It's 'MS'.
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The poster may be using the M$ to avoid any possibility of repercussions for
the unauthorized use of a trademarked name/abreviation that may be viewed
unfavorably by the legal department of the trademark holder.
Everybody knows what the euphemism refers to.  The use of it shows a
deliberate attempt to avoid infringing on the trademark while expressing an

<>Accidental deaths by firearms
account for less than 1% of the 30,000.  There are three times as many
medical mistake deaths in the US than there are accidental gun deaths.
Perhaps we need safety locks on doctors and nurses?

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