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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EDIT: rr7.num7 beat me to it but stil...

Apparently the Electronic Frontier Foundation seems to disagree. In one of their recent articles they mention:

"In response to warnings and legal steps from the free software community, Microsoft agreed to require "Windows 8" certified x86 and x86-64 hardware vendors to offer a way to turn off this "secure boot" option that locks out user-modified OSes."
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So the total lockout would be for ARM hardware only.

Edited 2012-05-31 17:53 UTC

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