Linked by Elv13 on Sun 17th Jun 2012 10:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The UEFI secure boot mechanism has been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community, and for good reason: it could easily be a mechanism by which we lose control over our own systems. Recently, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett described how the Fedora distribution planned to handle secure boot in the Fedora 18 release. That posting has inspired a great deal of concern and criticism, though, arguably, about the wrong things."
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EU commision
by Vanders on Sun 17th Jun 2012 11:09 UTC
Vanders
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2005-07-06

Personally I'm expecting the entire Secure Boot system to be referred to the EU competition commission in about 3 seconds flat once hardware begins to appear, and I don't expect them to be wildly excited by it either.

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RE: EU commision
by JAlexoid on Mon 18th Jun 2012 00:00 in reply to "EU commision"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Specifically because EU (Commission and other institutions) dislikes everything MS does by default. Microsoft having a hold on secure boot will not go down well.

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