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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RE: Comment by Radio
by bouhko on Thu 31st May 2012 13:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by Radio"
bouhko
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Although I think Fedora is doing the right thing (the other option being to let the user down - which won't do any good), I had the same reaction as you upon reading the article.

It's not even the 99$, it's the fact that in the future, alternative OS will have to be approved by Microsoft to be able to boot on hardware that people *bought*.

I sincerely hope the EU gets an investigation going about Microsoft on this topic. If this is not monopoly abuse, I don't know what this is.

Btw, I'm looking forward to the hacking conference following the Windows 8 release that will reveal that a way around this whole signing shit has been found.

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