Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 22:22 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows The story about how secure boot for Windows 8, part of UEFI, will hinder the use of non-signed binaries and operating systems, like Linux, has registered at Redmond as well. The company posted about it on the Building Windows 8 blog - but didn't take any of the worries away. In fact, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett, who originally broke this story, has some more information - worst of which is that Red Hat has received confirmation from hardware vendors that some of them will not allow you to disable secure boot.
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MB vendors aren't idiots.
by BluenoseJake on Sat 24th Sep 2011 12:40 UTC
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They'll let you turn it off, or they won't sell MBs. I think most computer OEMs will go the same way, it is too easy to put the switch in, and in the end, OEMs will just say what they always say, "oh, that configuration isn't supported"

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