Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows The story about how secure boot for Windows 8, part of UEFI, will hinder the use of non-signed binaries and operating systems, like Linux, has registered at Redmond as well. The company posted about it on the Building Windows 8 blog - but didn't take any of the worries away. In fact, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett, who originally broke this story, has some more information - worst of which is that Red Hat has received confirmation from hardware vendors that some of them will not allow you to disable secure boot.
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Pressure Microsoft
by moondevil on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 23:09 UTC
moondevil
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The only way around this is to create enough vocal complaints against this, that will force Microsoft to change Windows 8 logo requirements.

OEM will be faithfull to themselves and deliver Windows 8 only motherboards.

Another way is to boycott all manufacturs that do such thing.

Somehow Apple is looking good again to me. At least one Apple sale is a Microsoft lost one.

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