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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RE: Threat to Microsoft, too
by n4cer on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 23:23 UTC in reply to "Threat to Microsoft, too"
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Windows 7 doesn't support secure boot.
An accurate example would be a user who purchases a Windows 8 system from an OEM that does not include an option to disable secure boot. The user is unable to install any prior version of Windows (other than in a VM) since none support secure boot.

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