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: Stop whining!
by SonicMetalMan on Sat 24th Sep 2011 02:01 UTC in reply to "Stop whining!"
SonicMetalMan
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2009-05-25

Hmmm, my desktop OS is Ubuntu and I choose not to live in a "walled garden" with Windows 8 or OS X. I expect my hardware to allow me to make that choice without needing permission from Microsoft. It's my hardware and I expect to be able to use it as I see fit.

Yeah, I also do not believe in intrusive government either. Freedom is a beautiful thing. It is a shame that Microsoft doesn't agree.

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