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.
Permalink for comment 490669
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: What to do about this...
by Soulbender on Sat 24th Sep 2011 23:17 UTC in reply to "RE: What to do about this..."
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

You might be able to complain about the OEM but not Microsoft.


You can complain about Microsoft using it's domainant position to indirectly force a change that is bad for consumers.

Reply Parent Score: 6