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[6]: What to do about this...
by Soulbender on Wed 28th Sep 2011 19:46 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What to do about this..."
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apparently you are unaware of the malware that infected some Motherboard drivers shipped a year ago or so

Yes I am so please enlighten us. I would expect a mobo manufacturer to already sign the drivers so neither driver signing nor secure boot would protect you from that.

Edited 2011-09-28 19:48 UTC

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