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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FUD
by jbauer on Sun 25th Sep 2011 09:24 UTC
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Red Hat has received confirmation from hardware vendors that some of them will not allow you to disable secure boot


And when asked...

Could you expand on this?


Mathew Garrett just responds with:

Not really, I'm afraid.


http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/5850.html?thread=151258#cmt151258

So there you have it. If it was MS behaving like this, everyone would say it's all pure, unadulterated FUD. But of course, we're talking about open source guys here, so even if it's a company with an obligation to their shareholders, they can do no wrong, they'd never do something out of self-interest. Right?

If Red Hat is so interested about competition, perhaps they shouldn't have abandoned the desktop market when they did. I don't recall anyone locking them out through the use of signing keys back then.

Edited 2011-09-25 09:25 UTC

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