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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Oh Thom you spin a good yarn
by lucas_maximus on Sat 24th Sep 2011 19:01 UTC
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There is the damn option to disable it.

In the screenshot below you will notice that we designed the firmware to allow the customer to disable secure boot. However, doing so comes at your own risk.

I dunno how much more black and white you guys need it.

If a manufacturer locks this down ... just don't buy from them.

BTW I have owned Laptops and Computers from Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Apple and none of these have ever locked down the BIOS down.

Edited 2011-09-24 19:19 UTC

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