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

The option is quite clearly highlighted that you can disable.

As with Companies locking down the BIOS ... there will be those companies that do this to UEFI as well .. and those that don't.

I fail to see how this is any different whether it is UEFI or BIOS ... the same situation exists to some extent now.

It is upto the consumer to do their research before hand ... like in every other industry. If you want the best deal you gotta do your research.

Edited 2011-09-24 22:42 UTC

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