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[7]: Comment by Soulbender
by Neolander on Fri 4th Nov 2011 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Soulbender"
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Did you have a look at the proposal made to the UEFI standards body to allow installing new signing keys from live media ? It's linked to somewhere in the first 30 comments of this article. Although not yet full user control on keys (can users revoke the Microsoft key if they want to ?), it would already be something...

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