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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really gonna help???
by TechGeek on Mon 26th Sep 2011 01:17 UTC
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In the end is this really going to do anything other than annoy a lot of people. I mean, how secure can this be? So the bios is locked, the bootloader, the kernel, and maybe the drivers. So what? Most malware is not designed to remove functionality anyway. Its designed to take over your PC. None of this secure boot stops that. You can still have infected browsers and software that is really malware start on boot up. I see it every day. The only way this works is if Microsoft creates a completely closed system like Apple did with iOS. You only get apps Microsoft approves. Do we really want to go down that road?

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