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]: Pressure Microsoft
by MysterMask on Tue 27th Sep 2011 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pressure Microsoft"
MysterMask
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That would essentially make Apple's EFI yet another proprietary firmware

What are you taking about? Apple never used proprietary firmware (before EFI, they used OpenFirmware which is an IEEE Standard). And they were the first big vendor to support EFI.

Furthermore they have no interest in looking out other OSes (E.g. Mklinux was sponsered by Apple). Why should they?

Blinded by Apple hate?

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