Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:34 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Hardware, Embedded Systems A big issue right now in the world of operating systems - especially Linux - is Microsoft's requirement that all Windows 8 machines ship with UEFI's secure boot enabled, with no requirement that OEMs implement it so users can turn it off. This has caused some concern in the Linux world, and considering Microsoft's past and current business practices and the incompetence of OEMs, that's not unwarranted. CNet's Ed Bott decided to pose the issue to OEMs. Dell stated is has plans to include the option to turn secure boot off, while HP was a bit more vague about the issue.
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UEFI not booting Linux
by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 20:16 UTC
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http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/7411.html

Thom didn't cover this in an article ... it appears to be from a debian dev (I am going by the favicon, I honestly can't be arsed to find out, feel free to correct me).

Redhat seems to be perpetuating this fallacy according to Ed Bott and this blog post supports this assertion.

Edited 2011-11-03 20:18 UTC

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