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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Here we go again...
by ronaldst on Sat 24th Sep 2011 00:22 UTC
ronaldst
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Another overblown topic. Except maybe for tablets, I predict most motherboard makers will have an option to turn the security feature off. I can run DOS on current i7 PCs. Backwards compatibility is important in the PC space.

A better topic would have been about WinRT and where is DotNet/Silverlight heading?

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