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UEFI Secure Boot and Linux: Where Things Stand

itwbennett (1594911) writes | more than 2 years ago

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itwbennett writes "Assuming that Microsoft doesn't choose to implement Secure Boot in the ways that the Linux Foundation says would work with Linux, there 'will be no easy way to run Linux on Windows 8 PCs,' writes Steven Vaughan-Nichols. Instead, we're faced with three different, highly imperfect approaches: Approach #1: Create UEFI Secure Boot keys for your particular distribution, like Canonical is doing with Ubuntu. Approach #2: work with Microsoft's key signing service to create a Windows 8 system compatible UEFI secure boot key, like Red Hat is doing with Fedora. Approach #3: Use open hardware with open source software, an approach favored by ZaReason CEO Cathy Malmrose."
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Anti-Trust (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40857861)

Approach four sue for anti-trust breach

Secure Boot (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 2 years ago | (#40859855)

Nothing demonstrates the geek's dependence on hardware built for the Windows eco-system more then this.

But it is not Microsoft alone that is taking the desktop PC and mobile device in this direction and it is no coincidence that Linux distributions with measurable market share and OEM support are going this route,
 

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