A Major threat to free/open operating systems. Microsoft and several PC vendors have teamed up to ensure that only operating systems bearing Microsoft's cryptographic signature will be able to boot on their hardware, meaning that unless Microsoft has blessed your favorite flavor of Open Source Linux or BSD PC Operating System, you won't be able to just install it on your machine, or boot to it from a USB stick or CD to even try it out unless the Open Source software vendor/group pays Microsoft a fee.

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