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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RE[2]: Ironic Title
by Alfman on Tue 5th Feb 2013 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Ironic Title"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

pgeorgi,

"chromebooks don't use UEFI SecureBoot, which is what Matt is whining about."

Yes, you are right. The article didn't make clear he was comparing apples and oranges, and I didn't catch it, facepalm...

"ARM chromebook with locked down UEFI SecureBoot would probably be okay, as long as it's UEFI."

Are you saying this is what mjg would think? Somehow I don't think so.


"That might solve it, or not. Depending on how they do it, that still won't help Redhat. I don't care, it's about user freedom, not 1bio us$ revenue, 800lbs gorilla company freedom."

BTW mjg is not a redhat employee any longer so his blog posts shouldn't be affiliated with them.
http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/19695.html

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