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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Crack the key?
by static666 on Sat 14th Jan 2012 08:21 UTC
static666
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2006-06-09

Could a massive distributed network be set up to crack the root key used to sign all the bootloaders? Why don't we put distributed.net to do something useful? Would it be feasible if enough people care and do run the software for some time?

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