Hispalinux Files Complaint Against Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot

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Hispalinux Files Complaint Against Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot

Post by Lurker on Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:52 pm

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-windows-8-uefi-secure-boot-complaint-the-case-for-and-against-7000013248/

"As Linux users and professionals, we find it deeply disturbing that, to be able to boot a Linux operating system, or any other operating system for that matter, on a computer configured with Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot keys," Hispalinux spokesperson Paul Brown told ZDNet, adding that 90 percent of the machines on the market are configured this way.

"An individual, group of developers or company has to ask Microsoft for permission, wait for them to answer, and live with the threat that said permission can be revoked unilaterally by Microsoft at any moment and for any or no reason."
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Re: Hispalinux Files Complaint Against Microsoft's UEFI Secure Boot

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:38 am

there is one Big Flaw in their argument.

If the user isn't tech savy enough to turn off secure boot then they probably aren't tech savy enough to use Linux.

Generally I do agree it should be off by default.

but ARM processors suck so who cares?

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