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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by f0dder on Fri 4th Nov 2011 00:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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Nothing was said about proper solutions though. Disabling secure boot is a dumb workaround, but not really the proper method. Proper method is giving the user a way to manage keys for the UEFI.
That comment deserves a zillion upvotes.

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