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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Stop whining!
by Hieper on Sat 24th Sep 2011 01:30 UTC
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2010-12-08

Matthew Garrett, Red Hat:

"If Microsoft were serious about giving the end user control, they'd be mandating that systems ship without any keys installed."

Please come back to earth Garrett! It's a safety feature, the whole point is that it's on by default. PCs aren't about 'giving the end user control', they are about creating an efficient, beautiful, and secure computing experience. Linux guys will never understand 99% of the user population (after 20 years I'm sure of this). Hence the 1% market share on the desktop.

I love the new innovative and assertive Microsoft. MS has a serious fight on their hands (not with Linux, of course). Anyone who doesn't get this deserves to be steamrolled into the ground.

Go Microsoft!

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