Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:20 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows And so the war on general computing continues. Were you looking forward to ARM laptops and maybe even desktops now that Windows 8 will also be released for ARM? I personally was, because I'd much rather have a thin, but fast and economical machine than a beastly Intel PC. Sadly, it turns out that all our fears regarding UEFI's Secure Boot feature were justified: Microsoft prohibits OEMs from allowing you to install anything other than Windows 8 on ARM devices (the Software Freedom Law Center has more).
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A humble doubt
by franksands on Fri 13th Jan 2012 18:09 UTC
franksands
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From what I saw, MS is not saying that only Win8 is allowed, but that only OSes through secure boot are allowed. Wouldn't it be possible to make a Linux or other OS boot through secure boot? Or create a boot manager in the same sense that we had LiLo in the beggining of Linux?

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