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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by Luminair on Sat 24th Sep 2011 02:46 UTC
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I wonder if there is an anti-trust spin on this.

I think MS only had governments on their tail for the browser thing because the internet was poorly understood, and regulators were paranoid that MS could be destroying some massive burgeoning business. In hindsight that wasn't really the case, but. I wonder if this new security system can be construed as destroying new operating systems.

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