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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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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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

A single screenshot, at this point in time, is enough to convince you NO OTHER OEM will disable this option EVAR AND EVAR?

It's clear you have little experience dealing with the BIOS implementations of OEMs. They are regularly crippled, features removed for no reason, unpatched, and sometimes even flat-out broken. All this does it make it harder to install anything other than Windows 8, since you can bet your sweet ass no OEM will post information about this on their website, forcing you to DuckDuckGo for hours on end through conflicting information, and having to deal with different revisions of the same machines, and so on, and so forth.

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