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LXer 09-24-2011 12:30 PM

LXer: UEFI secure booting (part 2)
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Why is this a problem? Because there's no central certification authority for UEFI signing keys. Microsoft can require that hardware vendors include their keys. Their competition can't. A system that ships with Microsoft's signing keys and no others will be unable to perform secure boot of any operating system other than Microsoft's. No other vendor has the same position of power over the hardware vendors. Red Hat is unable to ensure that every OEM carries their signing key. Nor is Canonical. Nor is Nvidia, or AMD or any other PC component manufacturer. Microsoft's influence here is greater than even Intel's.


H_TeXMeX_H 09-24-2011 01:03 PM


A system that ships with UEFI secure boot enabled and only includes Microsoft's signing keys will only securely boot Microsoft operating systems.
By that you mean only Window$ 8.

I think it really will be a major problem for ALL users. You will be completely locked out. You won't even be able to change a graphics card without permission from M$. It is 100% draconian, typical of M$.

Looks like buying any PC with the Window$ 8 logo is out of the question.

TobiSGD 09-24-2011 01:06 PM

May be it is time for a "Will work with Linux" logo.

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