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]: Wonderful...
by Lennie on Fri 1st Jun 2012 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Wonderful..."
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"There will be plenty of hardware which allows secure boot to be disabled, or keys to be replaced, in which case you can go through the trouble of setting things up right yourself."

Actually, there is already ARM-based hardware planned which does not allow UEFI to be disabled. At Microsoft's request no less.

I'm sorry, but this direction is the wrong direction.

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