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: Screw that.
by westlake on Sun 30th Dec 2012 20:28 UTC in reply to "Screw that."
westlake
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2010-01-07

The more Linux distributions that support this catastrophe, the more this shit will catch on, and then we'll *all* be fucked.


Too late.

Secure Boot dates from UEFI spec 2.2. [2008.]

It didn't come out of the blue and it is not Microsoft only - and it is not going away.

The Unified EFI Forum...is an alliance between several leading technology companies to modernize the booting process. The board of directors includes representatives from eleven "Promoter" companies: AMD, American Megatrends, Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Insyde Software, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Phoenix Technologies.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_EFI_Forum

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