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 darknexus on Sat 24th Sep 2011 20:20 UTC
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I wonder what this'll mean for those of us who like to self-build our machines. Granted we're a small niche, but we must be a big enough one since we can easily buy the components needed. I wonder about this from both sides, will our self-builds not be able to run Windows 8? What happens when trying to run Windows 8 without secure boot? On the other hand, will most purchasable motherboards have the same lock-in as many of the cheap PCs will, and will I not be able to build myself an awesome Linux machine anymore? Maybe I'd better stock up on some components just in case things go south.

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