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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orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

It should be an option yes, but MS is at least correct in that doing things this way will lead to more secure systems overall.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Bullshit. More secure systems would be those that are running any operating system system NOT developed by Microsoft... and which are unplugged from the AC outlet 99.9% of the time.

Edited 2012-06-01 06:23 UTC

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes because clearly running something other than Windows is going to be a cure all against pre-boot attacks. Take off the fanboy hat and think rationally for a bit. Secure boot processes are a step in the right direction

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