Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 22:10 UTC
Google "People are, unsurprisingly, upset that Microsoft have imposed UEFI Secure Boot on the x86 market. A situation in which one company gets to determine which software will boot on systems by default is obviously open to abuse. What's more surprising is that many of the people who are upset about this are completely fine with encouraging people to buy Chromebooks. Out of the box, Chromebooks are even more locked down than Windows 8 machines." Good point.
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First thing I do, disable it
by rinzai on Mon 4th Feb 2013 22:56 UTC
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I've bought a Samsung series 9 (with Windows 7 preloaded) two months ago (before the whole "Linux-will-brick-your-UEFI-Samsung-9" story) and installed Ubuntu 64bits with no problems.

My partner bought another series 9 (different model, with Windows 8) last weekend, this time after the UEFI-brick story, but still we risked it and installed Ubuntu 64bits with no problem also.

Yes, secure boot is a pain, but at least is one you can easily disable ... until now.

EDIT: I've just read the article with more attention.
Secure Boot is turning into machine DRM then...

Edited 2013-02-04 22:59 UTC

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