It is absolutely, without question, because of their shit marketing and lack of devices.
Why is Apple successful? In everything they do, they advertise like no one's business. They make you want their product to the point where you just start calling every smart phone and iPhone, every tablet an iPad, and every MP3 player an iPod. It's like "Xerox" or "Kleenex" and it's friggin working.
Why is Android successful? It has all the features of the above player, sometimes more, but can be found EVERYWHERE, all over the WORLD, on EVERY CARRIER. It is easily hacked and has a loyal following of not only things it can do, but things you can MAKE it do easily. You can't go into any store, looking for a phone, and not see 18 different androids sitting there, begging for attention. AND it has some pretty good marketing backing from people like Verizon.
Why is WP7 losing? It does none of the above. Verizon, the nation's LARGEST CARRIER, has ONE FUCKING PHONE that itself is a year old. They have NO ADVERTISING. And, unlike the Kinect in which they have wholly embraced the hacking community, they have completely ignored it on the phone side of things.
MS, get your shit together. This is an easy fucking win.
Secure boot is a UEFI protocol not a Windows 8 feature
UEFI secure boot is part of Windows 8 secured boot architecture
Windows 8 utilizes secure boot to ensure that the pre-OS environment is secure
Secure boot doesn’t “lock out” operating system loaders, but is is a policy that allows firmware to validate authenticity of components
OEMs have the ability to customize their firmware to meet the needs of their customers by customizing the level of certificate and policy management on their platform
Microsoft does not mandate or control the settings on PC firmware that control or enable secured boot from any operating system other than Windows
Solution: If you don't want it up to your particular big name vendor, build your own system. You can bet the full UEFI spec will be implemented on Gigabyte, Asus, MSI, and other boards, where you have the choice of disabling the secured boot environment.
Also, the pre-boot environment in Windows 8 clearly allows the booting of "Other OS."
And who is more selfish, the person whose life we're talking about, or the ones who want them to endure the pain for their own personal satisfaction? The selfish cowards are the ones too afraid to face the result that they selfishly want you to go through the physical pain so they don't have to go through the emotional one.
Yeah good argument, but it still has nothing to do with who has the right to this person's life. Who else would have more right than the person themselves?
Human right - rights regarded as belonging fundamentally to all persons
Fundamental - serving as a basis supporting existence or determining essential structure or function