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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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by JAlexoid on Thu 31st May 2012 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
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We'll see. You know that a lot of governments depend on the good will of MICROS~1 to function. Never bite the hand that feeds you.

And don't rely on customers "waking up" and demanding a chance. They will always use what they are offered by a benevolent company that only wants their best.

Those who already denied following MICROS~1 will probably have a hard time finding hardware they can use in the future.

No. Sorry, just no. You don't know how much EU central administration hates Microsoft. There is quite literally an effort not to use Microsoft. There are lot of integration projects that don't even bother providing member states tools for integrating based on Microsoft technologies. (I personally and Richard Pawson of NakedObjects have had a chance to experience it)

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RE[4]: Comment by Radio
by zima on Mon 4th Jun 2012 00:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Radio"
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Any more stories / details / background? (overall, I'm just curious)
And who do they love? ;)

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