PC UEFI & Microsoft Monopoly
PC manufacturers will label most
of their PCs towards end of 2012 as Windows 8 certified - Which
would appear to mean: UEFI Crippled By Microsoft's monopoly
business associates To NOT Run Free Software.
The PC Hardware + Microsoft Windows 8 with UEFI
(Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) will
monopolise amd64 hardware. If you (or your OS
project/supplier) make your own kernels for amd64, you will
not be able to boot them (unless you buy a key from a company
working with the monopoly, or possibly go to arcane efforts,
a deterent to free choice & supply).
Politicians & Officials to be contacted re. anti
monopoly & restraint of trade etc regulation.
Activists To Contact Politicians & Officials
Note, for this its no good using emotive words, one must be
able to explain in business language why monopoly abuse via
UEFI is bad for the nation states, (even if its good for a
computer industry monopolist with lots of employees inc.
security specialists (Huh!), advertisers, lobyists &
- I would be happy to contact EU when we consider
- USA : Who Volunteers ? Contacts welcome - by email
- Other countries: Contacts welcome - by email
A sample text to contact politicians & officials
Very brief draft sample text to post/ phone them with,
probably via paper post or phone, not via email direct to
spam box ;-) Text Welcome by email
Text should be similar to summary
above, or vice versa.
URLS (links) to other similar pages