Spoiler: It's not the end of the world

Your PC will still be able to load other OSes if you wish to do so. Windows 8 based ARM devices will be locked down tighter than a drum. #seb #computing #UEFI #Windows #Microsoft

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Windows 8's locked bootloaders: much ado about nothing, or the end of the world as we know it?
Microsoft has published the hardware requirements that manufacturers must follow if they want to slap a "Designed for Windows 8" sticker onto their systems. In among many innocuous requirements—multitouch systems must support at least five points of touch, there must be at least 10 GB of free space available to the user, and more—are a set of requirements for Windows 8 systems' firmware. These requirements have reignited Linux users' fears that they will be locked out of Windows 8 hardware.