Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2011 12:25 UTC
Linux "Red Hat, Canonical and the Linux Foundation have laid out a set of recommendations for hardware vendors in hopes of preserving the ability to install Linux on Windows 8 machines. Windows 8 machines should ship in a setup mode giving users more control right off the bat, the groups argue." Group hug-cheer combo for Red Hat, Canonical, and the Linux Foundation please.
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Linux has it wrong.
by jefro on Mon 31st Oct 2011 19:42 UTC
jefro
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2007-04-13

The linux group ought to support a measure to protect their OS from hacking. They ought to get on board with a similar method to firewall the OS from hacking. It would be a trivial matter to use the Window 8 scheme to their advantage.

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RE: Linux has it wrong.
by Morgan on Mon 31st Oct 2011 19:49 in reply to "Linux has it wrong. "
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Except this isn't just a Linux issue. It's an issue for ANY non-Microsoft OS. I know GNU/Linux gets all the press and glory but it's one of hundreds of OSes that one can, as of today, install on commodity hardware.

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RE: Linux has it wrong.
by Alfman on Mon 31st Oct 2011 19:50 in reply to "Linux has it wrong. "
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

jefro,

"The linux group ought to support a measure to protect their OS from hacking. They ought to get on board with a similar method to firewall the OS from hacking. It would be a trivial matter to use the Window 8 scheme to their advantage."

If you had read the document, you would realize that you are in agreement with them. They are asking manufacturers to allow end users to install their own keys, so that they may secure whatever OS they choose, including linux and windows. Seriously, go read it before judging them.

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