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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All this fuss for what?
by chekr on Sun 30th Dec 2012 06:21 UTC
chekr
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Just like Red Hat did, any distro can get a cert from VeriSign for 99USD. They can sign binaries with that cert until the cows come home and they will work with SecurerBoot PC's.

This is not some Microsoft conspiracy as the tin-foil hat brigade would have you believe. This is a great move to allow a trusted chain of execution on consumer PC's, used correctly it will drastically reduce the risk we face from malware.

Stop whinging, if somehow your distro cant afford $99, make a donation.

Secure Boot is one of the best things to happen to desktop security in years, we should thank Microsoft for forcing the hand of vendors who otherwise would continue to have it optional and turned off by default.

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