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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Bootloader anyone ?
by benayed on Sun 25th Sep 2011 14:17 UTC
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I expect that this issue will be tackled on two fronts:

1) Grub or LILO bases boot loaders would allow regular non signed kernels to boot. This is after getting the keys through reverse engineering and all more or less in a similar fashion like the DVD scene played out through DeCSS.

2) legally through the anti-trust process.

On my side, personally, I would refrain from purchasing any PC motherboard or laptop that does not allow disabling this feature.

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