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[2]: Ehmm...
by Soulbender on Fri 1st Jun 2012 03:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Ehmm..."
Soulbender
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"Microsoft's certification requirements for ARM machines forbid vendors from offering the ability to disable secure boot or enrol user keys."

So I then own hardware that I do not control. There's absolutely no valid reason for this arbitrary restriction. It only exists to unfairly favour Microsoft.
It's as absurd as if I purchased an audio player from Sony and they designed it so that under no circumstance could I play music from a non-Sony music label.

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