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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It's about time.
by westlake on Sun 30th Dec 2012 02:57 UTC
westlake
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I see that the distros with a clue about OEM support and enterprise adoption are moving ahead with support for UEFI Secure Boot.

The geek has been dependent on cheap commodity hardware built for the Windows eco-system for something like 20 years now.

Projects like the AEM based Raspberry PI have something new to offer the technical hobbyist.

But the hoo-rah over Secure Boot suggests that the Linux user is becoming more mainstream than the geek is willing to admit.

That he won't install Linux if the price is evading or disabling hardware-level security.

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