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Linux Foundation releases Windows Secure Boot fix

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    Linux Foundation releases Windows Secure Boot fix


    It took longer than anyone expected but the Linux Foundation fix for Windows 8 PC's UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot lockout of other operating systems has finally arrived.
    The Linux Foundation has set the foundation for Linux distros to easily boot on Windows 8 PCs. (Credit: The Linux Foundation)

    James Bottomley -- Parallels' CTO of server virtualization, well-known Linux kernel maintainer, and the man behind the Linux Foundation's efforts to create an easy way to install and boot Linux on Windows 8 PCs -- announced on February 8 that the Linux Foundation UEFI secure boot system was finally out.
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    Good. Hopefully it will only be few months before distros will be available which you can install on the locked down w8 machines.
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    Turn off secure boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Turn off secure boot.
    That's what I do with any machine that is mine.
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