Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 6th Dec 2012 05:26 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes With computers now shipping with UEFI Secure Boot enabled, users of any OS other than Windows 8 will want to know how to circumvent it. Jesse Smith of DistroWatch tells how he did it here. The Linux Foundation describes its approach here. If you want to boot an OS other than Windows 8, you'll want to figure this out before you buy that new computer.
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RE: ugly failure....
by UglyKidBill on Thu 6th Dec 2012 11:01 UTC in reply to "ugly failure...."
UglyKidBill
Member since:
2005-07-27

Nah... we'll be amazed at the 'anarchy' of society... "circumventions, workarounds, hacks... and no jail time?... omg!!!"

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RE[2]: ugly failure....
by howitzer86 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 11:55 in reply to "RE: ugly failure...."
howitzer86 Member since:
2008-02-27

Exactly. It shouldn't be long before we start asking for Congressional exemptions for rooting PCs. We'll get those for a few years... then as the Linux scene withers up they'll stop coming. Bypassing UEFI will become a crime.

Edited 2012-12-06 11:56 UTC

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RE[3]: ugly failure....
by TechGeek on Fri 7th Dec 2012 02:30 in reply to "RE[2]: ugly failure...."
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

The Linux scene is not going to die. The number of devices that run Linux is climbing exponentially. Sure, it hasnt made a whole lot of inroads on the x86 desktop, but thats a very small part of the overall OS universe.

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