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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RE: Here we go again...
by daedalus on Mon 26th Sep 2011 09:39 UTC in reply to "Here we go again..."
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2011-01-14

Yes, you can run DOS, but how many users would actually want to? Large OEMs are far more concerned with having their machines blessed by Microsoft than with losing a few hundred customers who want to use DOS. They're selling their machines as Windows machines to people who equate Windows with computers, and anything they can do to help them be perceived as more reliable or resilient to malware to 99% of their customers will be done.

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