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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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

All this does it make it harder to install anything other than Windows 8, since you can bet your sweet ass no OEM will post information about this on their website, forcing you to DuckDuckGo for hours on end through conflicting information, and having to deal with different revisions of the same machines, and so on, and so forth.


Like this hasn't been the case forever?

If you are running unusual Operating Systems and Configurations .. you are going to expect to have to "FUCK AROUND" ...

TBH finding that option in a Firmware menu ... is it really that much more difficult than telling your PC to boot from USB stick/CDROM instead of Primary Hardrive?

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