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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Something here urks me
by Shadowmane on Sat 24th Sep 2011 02:04 UTC
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They say Linux has a very small part of the market, yet in the next breath, they say they can't really tell how many people are running Linux, because nobody is keeping count. I simply refuse to believe Microsoft has that much of the market place. But they do like to toot their own horn. I've been Microsoft free for quite a few years. I've not even seen Windows 7, and frankly, I really don't want to mess with it. For me, Microsoft represents buggy software that breaks. That's why I switched and never looked back. And by the way, I'm an end user, not a developer. Hell, I don't even work in IT, I'm a Correctional Officer.

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