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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"Open Source Certified" Program
by Brendan on Sun 25th Sep 2011 05:33 UTC
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Just wondering if anyone (FSF, Redhat, Oracle, etc.) have started considering an "Open Source Certified" program (based on trademark law); so that consumers can easily identify which computers don't prevent the installation of open source and/or alternative OSs.

I want a large number of "worried" companies and organisations to join together and create such a program, and promote it to consumers and OEMs worldwide.

- Brendan

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