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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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by flypig on Sat 29th Dec 2012 19:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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The ability to disable secure boot is a requirement for the Windows 8 logo program. You may not ship a system with the Windows 8 logo unless the user can disable secure boot.


This is true for x86, but on ARM systems the opposite is true: a Windows 8 logo means that secure boot can't be disabled and no new certificates can be added.

From what I can tell, the article was about x86 distributions, and in this case you have a good point, but I thought it worth highlighting that there are exceptions (unless something changed and I missed it).

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