After the accusations made by some members of the open source community against Microsoft with regard to the methods chosen by the company to install Windows 8, the Redmond group has taken the field to defend its position. To expose himself in public was Steven Sinofsky, who in recent months is making the known through the official blog of the OS on the news coming. Sinofsky has therefore determined that the goal of Microsoft is not to interfere with other operating systems, but to provide users with greater flexibility and increased security.
To be finished in the eye of the storm is the new boot chosen by Microsoft for Windows 8, based on the UEFI specification and can offer a higher level of safety. Question on an evolution of the system BIOS, up from about 3 decades and still stuck to the technologies of the time, making use of an encryption system which will provide the opportunity to certify software components by manufacturers. The very nature of the new system would cut the boot and thus outside of operating systems other than the one installed by default or non-certificate directly from the parent, which would essentially make it impossible to install Linux distributions. [click to continue...]