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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The only thing that they missed is that it's not x86 that we're worried about. In x86 the vendor should provide a non-secure-boot option in the firmware. In ARM we have the real mess that we need to solve and precisely ARM is the one that they're skipping. My guess is that the only decent/generic ARM hardware on the market will be the Windows hardware. Droid and iOS ARM hardware will be mostly inaccessible to Fedora, so for a decent fedora or ubuntu tablet you'll still need the Windows tablets. On the Server side though, I'm not really worried about the ARM part.

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