I was looking for cute kitten videos and an Eggs Florentine recipes on the web and I came across this: Windows 8 Spells Trouble for Linux, Hackintosh Users and Malware Victims I talked to someone last week who mentioned this issue in passing, and I did not believe it. I am not worried so far, just interested in seeing what you folks have to say. Apparently, Windows 8 will give us firmware locks and something called "Secure Boot" which must be enabled by computer manufacturers in order to be able to use the new Windows 8 Logo. From the link, "The downside is that users have a lot less control over their hardware with this feature enabled. Much like mobile devices that prevent unsigned ROMs from loading, this would mean desktop systems with Windows 8 would not run unsigned OSes without rooting the computer. If you have malware on your system, you're stuck with the OEM recovery media instead of being able to use your own recovery software." More . . . "Microsoft is trying to lock down system firmware to prevent malware and pirated copies of Windows. Unfortunately, this may have some undesirable side effects for Linux users and anyone else that wants to boot an operating system not officially blessed by Microsoft and OEMs. This poses a problem for hobbyists and large organizations alike." Discuss? What do you Ubuntu fans think?