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 Dr.Mabuse on Sat 24th Sep 2011 05:46 UTC in reply to "Stop whining!"
Dr.Mabuse
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... they are about creating an efficient, beautiful, and secure computing experience ...


Does UEFI secure boot do this? How?

What *exactly* is the benefit of this technology, other than the obvious one for Microsoft?

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