Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 11:11 UTC
Fedora Core "Fedora 18 will be released at around the same time as Windows 8, and as previously discussed all Windows 8 hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default. [...] We've been working on a plan for dealing with this. It's not ideal, but of all the approaches we've examined we feel that this one offers the best balance between letting users install Fedora while still permitting user freedom." Wait for it... "Our first stage bootloader will be signed with a Microsoft key."
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by Neolander on Thu 31st May 2012 11:45 UTC
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What's next, using the NT kernel and recoding the user-space in C# ? This secure boot situation is really getting more and more ridiculous every month... :/

In most realms of engineering, when a fatal design flaw is discovered in a product, companies generally fix it and provide free repairs on the flawed units. Why is it than in IT, we instead try to keep the broken stuff around and build software around it ?

Edited 2012-05-31 11:45 UTC

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