Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2012 16:37 UTC
Linux It's sad that we need this, but alas - Matthew Garret has made a list of Linux distributions that boot on Windows 8 PCs with Secure Boot enabled. Tellingly enough, the list is short. Very short. Can someone hack this nonsense into oblivion please?
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Comment by kurkosdr
by kurkosdr on Sat 29th Dec 2012 17:00 UTC
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Can someone hack this nonsense into oblivion please?

Or Linux distros can stop the "I am not including the workaround because I have moral objections" and get on with life.

Does secure boot suck? Of course. Does Microsoft and the 99% of the population who use whatever operating system ships with the machine, care? Of course not. Should distros adapt to the current situation? Well, rational thinking sez yes.

We 've been through this before with libdvdcss. A working workaround exists and yet distros are not using it as to make a "statement". Did it made any difference? Not, it just made the lifes of newbie Ubuntu users harder, because they had to find codecs and libdvdcss. At least ubuntu has wisen-ed up

Edited 2012-12-29 17:01 UTC

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