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[9]: Pressure Microsoft
by Alfman on Wed 28th Sep 2011 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Pressure Microsoft"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

MysterMask,

"You mix things up. We were taking about the HW limiting the OS, not about an OS that is limited to specific HW."

Sorry, I didn't read it that way, but you may be right that their EFI works with other OSes (I wouldn't know).


"That still doesn't mean that Apple's HW engineers somehow try to create an incompatible EFI implementation. This is pure and blind speculation from your side."

Hold on a second, I said MacOS was designed to require a proprietary EFI implementation, which may not have been what you were talking about, however it's not wrong. If I am wrong, then you have to come to gripes with the fact that MacOS is extremely buggy since it did not (still does not) run on standard EFI motherboards.

The fact that MacOS sued vendors of EFI implementations which were compatible with MacOS is damning evidence that the MacOS incompatibilities with standard EFI systems were deliberate.

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