Talk:Hardware restriction

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Ontological concerns[edit]

It sounds like the commonly-used term for this topic is "hardware DRM" instead of "hardware restrictions", based on Google searches for those terms, so maybe the article should be moved back to that name? Especially if we change the name, the SIM lock example seems possibly more suitable for expansion in the vendor lock-in article instead of listed along with the hardware DRM examples (and it's already in that article with a slightly more detailed description there), although it does seem to make sense to at least mention it in this article. Also, the currently-cruddy SHSH blob article might be better served as a properly-cited section of this article under "secure boot" (in a new sub-section for iOS devices). Thoughts welcome! Dreamyshade (talk) 05:44, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

I simply went with "hardware restrictions" as it seemed more broad, and therefore more capable or including a bigger range of topics, like the SIM-lock, Chromebooks or the OLPC (they might be considered "DRM", but that would require a very broad definition of "DRM"). We also get around 177,000 hits on Google for "Hardware restricions", more than the triple of the 46,400 hits for "hardware drm". Anyway, I see no problem with expanding the SIM lock concept in the "vendor lock-in" article; this article was more intended as an "index" or "aggregation" or various concepts. I have added the "Apple devices" section, feel free to improve/expand. --SF007 (talk) 16:14, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

SFP vendor lock-in[edit]

Seems it be type of hardware enforced compatibility issue. See more at [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.113.248.22 (talk) 10:12, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

sorry for that --89.113.248.22 (talk) 10:16, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Windows 8 secure boot[edit]

The article implies that to install windows 8 the computer MUST have secure boot. This is wrong (for x86,x64). To be "certified for Windows 8" they must have secure boot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 60.241.42.13 (talk) 22:18, 28 November 2012 (UTC)