Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2012 16:37 UTC
Linux It's sad that we need this, but alas - Matthew Garret has made a list of Linux distributions that boot on Windows 8 PCs with Secure Boot enabled. Tellingly enough, the list is short. Very short. Can someone hack this nonsense into oblivion please?
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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by segedunum on Sun 30th Dec 2012 13:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

What about the list of distros that boot on Windows 8 PCs with secure boot disabled, because, you know, Microsoft acquiesced to pressure and makes the ability to disable secure boot a requirement for the Windows 8 logos...

Where are you getting this load of claptrap from?

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 31st Dec 2012 01:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

From Wikipedia:

Microsoft's certification requirements eventually revealed that UEFI firmware on x86 systems must allow users to re-configure or turn off secure boot, but that this must not be possible on ARM-based systems (Windows RT). Microsoft faced further criticism for its decision to restrict Windows RT devices by using this functionality, despite it being consistent with other consumer electronics with similar protection measures. No mandate is made regarding the installation of third-party certificates that would enable running alternative software.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8#Secure_boot

It was in a few news articles when the whole kerfuffle came out, and this has been known for a while. Wikipedia links to those articles.

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