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Windows 8 Secure Boot: two Linux distros respond

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    Windows 8 Secure Boot: two Linux distros respond


    Fedora and Ubuntu Linux have very different strategies so far for dealing with the restrictions imposed by Microsoft's upcoming OS

    By Katherine Noyes, PC World | Windows, Linux, Microsoft Add a new comment



    June 30, 2012, 7:50 AM — Controversy has been raging over Microsoft's Windows 8 Secure Boot plans ever since they were first revealed last fall, and there's still no sign that that will change anytime soon.
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    Now the leading Linux distributions are beginning to respond with an outline of how they plan to deal with the restrictions imposed by Microsoft's plans.

    First it was Fedora, which revealed its strategy late last month. Then, this week Canonical spoke up in turn with its own plans for Ubuntu Linux.


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    I don't like this UEFI/secure-boot scenario AT ALL.

    Anything that takes control of my PC away from me is not a good thing.
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    I hate Secure Boot since I use Linux. There would be workaround anyway to bypass this but why on Earth try to restrict them in the first place?

    I hope they just drop this Secure Boot. Its another factor in which choice is removed. As the news suggest, people will keep trying to find ways to bypass it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    I don't like this UEFI/secure-boot scenario AT ALL.

    Anything that takes control of my PC away from me is not a good thing.
    Agreed !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    I hate Secure Boot since I use Linux.
    You mean, you THINK you hate Secure Boot, since reactionaries in the Linux community have told you that you should hate it.

    In practice, very few people will ever be affected by it. Primarily in the mobile market where they subsidize devices like phones. They want to "lock" the device while it's still under subsidy.

    Sure, I might complain about this as well, but I prefer to vote with my pocket book and not buy locked devices.
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    Never mind that linux is being put on boot locked devices by the millions every day, and has been for years now.

    Try cleaning your own house first "free software". When you've removed or disallowed Linux on Bootlocked tablets and smart phones, then get back to us about other bootlocked machines (that don't even exist yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You mean, you THINK you hate Secure Boot, since reactionaries in the Linux community have told you that you should hate it.
    I am a Linux user but I don't participate in Linux communities and forums. I rarely even visit those forums. Sure, its a personal preference but again, its another obstacle to choice in Windows 8.
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