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[4]: What to do about this...
by segedunum on Tue 27th Sep 2011 00:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What to do about this..."
segedunum
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Microsoft offering customers the ability to lock their systems down at a hardware level so device drivers cannot be used ti infiltrate a network.

I'm sure you'd love this to be true and I'm sure Microsoft really want to wide behind the cloak of security but unfortunately it's.....bollocks.

This option can be provided where the user can still have control of their system and install the operating systems and software they want. However, if you'd done some reading then you'd realise that this won't be given to users.

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