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[3]: Pressure Microsoft
by viton on Mon 26th Sep 2011 16:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pressure Microsoft"
viton
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2005-08-09

poor behavior
Replacing dreaded BIOS/MBR with more adequate system is considered as "poor behavior"?
I don't think the whole "secure boot" thing is a problem because there are lot of mobo makers who fight with each other for every cent. And this feature will force the "potentially linux" consumers to avoid their stuff.

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