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[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by lucas_maximus on Sun 6th Nov 2011 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
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So have I. I don't think most OEM's will prevent other OS to be installed or, in case of server hardware, even enable secure boot by default. That doesn't mean this isn't a potential problem and going off on a rant against RH/C/FSF and the FOSS community, who's trying to prevent the problem, is just lame.


There is no evidence that there is going to be a problem.

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