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[7]: Pressure Microsoft
by Alfman on Wed 28th Sep 2011 09:27 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Pressure Microsoft"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

MysterMask,

"Pure speculation driven by blind Apple hate."

Not likely. According to this link, there were already more than a million EFI systems on the market prior to Apple's x86 switch in 2006.
http://www.intel.com/technology/framework/overview1.htm

"The first example of a complete end-user PC that was sold by a major OEM incorporating the framework was released in the second half of 2003. During 2005, more than one million systems shipped with the framework."

It is well known that apple's x86 macos refuses to run on non-apple PC hardware. I really do not know exactly why, however the fact that Psystar sold a "Rebel EFI" implementation designed to run MacOS on standard PCs is pretty compelling evidence that, somehow, MacOS depends on a proprietary EFI implementation.

http://techcrunch.com/2009/10/22/psystars-rebel-efi-allows-you-to-i...

Edited 2011-09-28 09:29 UTC

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