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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OS repair tools too!
by seishino on Sun 25th Sep 2011 21:48 UTC
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Don't forget: most OS repair tools boot under modified versions of Linux or DOS. Requiring signed binaries to run basically means that no repair tools will be able to recover your system.

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