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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RE: Secure Boot is a joke
by Lennie on Sun 17th Jun 2012 22:15 UTC in reply to "Secure Boot is a joke"
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UEFI isn't about the desktop, that is just a bonus.

Microsoft wants the ARM-devices that run Windows 8 to be Windows 8 only. They specifically say you can't disable UEFI on those devices.

And they know they can probably get away with it, because (currently) Microsoft has no dominant position in that market.

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