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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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Who has said the option to disable won't be present?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Who has said the option to disable won't be present?


A renowned and respected Linux and Red Hat developer? It's right there in the article.

If I have to pick who to trust more, you, Microsoft, or Garrett... Well, sorry, but that's a very easy choice.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

And both of them work for companies that regularly compete against one another.

So tbh I don't trust either of them.

However a screenshot of something that looks like BIOS/UEFI whatever it is (at the end of the day I am going to be pressing F12 after Computer POST) ... Is more convincing.

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