Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 11:11 UTC
Fedora Core "Fedora 18 will be released at around the same time as Windows 8, and as previously discussed all Windows 8 hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default. [...] We've been working on a plan for dealing with this. It's not ideal, but of all the approaches we've examined we feel that this one offers the best balance between letting users install Fedora while still permitting user freedom." Wait for it... "Our first stage bootloader will be signed with a Microsoft key."
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Has everyone signed FSF's petition?
by ciaran on Thu 31st May 2012 13:44 UTC
ciaran
Member since:
2006-11-27

If you don't like this news, the least you can do is sign FSF's petition against MS's restricted boot:

http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/secure-boot-vs-restricted-boot/stateme...

28,000 signatures so far. Help spread this around.

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sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Signed... a couple hundred millions more and we'll win. Seriously.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

If you don't like this news, the least you can do is sign FSF's petition against MS's restricted boot:

http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/secure-boot-vs-restricted-boot/stateme...

28,000 signatures so far. Help spread this around.


I didn't know about it until now, but I signed it for all the good that's going to do anyone. You realize it will end up going something like this:
FSF: Open secure boot or disable it by default. Thousands of users don't want it.
Balmer: Cha-ching, cha-ching, I thought I heard something...

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