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: OpenHardware
by Icaria on Sat 24th Sep 2011 06:49 UTC in reply to "OpenHardware"
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Good plan. Tell you what, you get started on that and the other 99.9% of consumers will continue buying the cheapest PCs in a box, will continue taking them back to the store when they get a virus and a small percentage will try an Ubuntu Live CD, assume it's broken when it won't boot, write an angry rant on UF and go back to using Win8 on their Win8-only machine.

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