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Old 10-15-2012, 05:26 AM   #61
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I don't get how can it be a new standard, which favors one OS, and puts obstacles for the other. Yes, there is a workaround by cutting a deal with M$ and obtaining their key - wow, is that the best that can be done.
And I don't think that leaving some users at the mercy of *buntu like Gnu/Linux is a right thing to do, just because they're not techie enough. Besides I don't trust *buntu as I don't trust M$.

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Free Software Foundation recommendations for free operating system distributions considering Secure Boot
No favors! Just that MS decides to implement and use the protocol. Other OS do have the same abilities/opportunities to implement. No one has to cut a deal with MS to use 'UEFI'.
Old 10-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #62
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Or even Secure Boot. You can create and use your own certificates.

Problem with every thread related to this is everyone is going off half-cocked and not researching the matter but relying on the FUD many sites are spouting. Reminds me of the TPM flap. Now almost all mid-high end laptops and many desktops have TPMs are happily running Linux and other open source OSes with no problems.


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