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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Don't buy from those manufacturers then.

You guys have never worked with IT vendors that are REALLY shitty, I have.

Let me tell you that, I work with a system that has been deliberately locked down so it makes it difficult for developers to do any work on it and now another which isn't fit for purpose.

Microsoft at their worst are still much nicer to work with than these IT companies ... but the hate is always
directed at Microsoft because they are big.

I don't buy Laptops which I know I can't fiddle with the BIOS.


Edited 2011-09-25 08:21 UTC

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