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[7]: One little difference
by mjg59 on Tue 5th Feb 2013 22:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: One little difference"
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There's no reason for a distribution to get itself signed by Microsoft if they're happy documenting how to handle key enrolment on every different firmware implementation. Many distributions aren't happy having that as a requirement.

I take it that you're not willing to take me up on my offer? You're the one who said that this functionality would only be included on the most expensive boards. If you're right, you get a free motherboard and the satisfaction of proving me wrong. If you're sure you're right, this should be a great opportunity.

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