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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RE: Something here urks me
by Delgarde on Sun 25th Sep 2011 23:24 UTC in reply to "Something here urks me"
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

And by the way, I'm an end user, not a developer. Hell, I don't even work in IT, I'm a Correctional Officer.


You might not work in IT, but you're the kind of person who hangs out on IT sites. Not exactly representative of the less technically-inclined elements of the population...

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