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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Locked bootloaders
by aorth on Thu 31st May 2012 15:21 UTC
aorth
Member since:
2011-10-26

I'm used to selecting phones with unlocked bootloaders... but now I have to be careful about my computers too?! Mark my words: I will never buy a computer with locked bootloaders.

Regarding phones: I've vowed to never buy a non-Google phone again. `fastboot oem unlock` is a beautiful solution to this problem; Ship locked by default, but allow the user to unlock (they did pay for the device, after all). I understand I'm not the majority of users, but surely shipping with some sort of user unlock would work?

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RE: Locked bootloaders
by Lennie on Fri 1st Jun 2012 22:06 in reply to "Locked bootloaders"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

"I will never buy a computer with locked bootloaders."

I guess you won't be buying computers for much longer. :-(

Edited 2012-06-01 22:08 UTC

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