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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The Problem Will Be...
by shollomon on Sat 24th Sep 2011 15:19 UTC
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That you won't be able to know what capabilities with regard to turning off secure boot or installing keys a laptop you are considering buying has. The OEM won't post the information on their web site and the sales drone on the other end of the phone is always totally clueless about just about anything.

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