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Windows 8 secure boot would 'exclude' Linux

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  1. Mr.Cheeks

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    Windows 8 secure boot would 'exclude' Linux



    Computer scientists warn that proposed changes in firmware specifications may make it impossible to run “unauthorised” operating systems such as Linux and FreeBSD on PCs.

    Proposed changes to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware specifications would mean PCs would only boot from a digitally signed image derived from a keychain rooted in keys built into the PC. Microsoft is pushing to make this mandatory in a move that could not be overridden by users and would effectively exclude alternative operating systems, according to Professor Ross Anderson of Cambridge University and other observers.

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    1. dales
      dales
      DD-WRT BIOS edition anyone

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