UEFI laptops

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Tue Feb 12 02:14:00 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 2:22 AM, Brandon Holtsclaw
<me at brandonholtsclaw.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
>> Ooh that looks interesting, what makes you think it uses UEFI.  What do
>> you think I mean by UEFI laptop?  It's the new firmware to replace BIOS
>> with evil DRM.
> I think you may be mixing "UEFI" and "Secure boot" up, All Mac's and many
> Intel laptops and server boards now use UEFI instead of a traditional BIOS,
> actually nearly 100% produced past 2010. The UEFI 2.2 specification adds
> a protocol known as Secure boot that does the nasty DRM stuff your
> mentioning. Laptops running UEFI 2.2+ and using Secure Boot are what your
> on the hunt for.

That's exactly what I suspected: Jonathan meant "UEFI + Secure Boot", not
just plain UEFI.

According to this blogpost, the G580 does have Secure Boot:


And these pictures of my mom's laptop I've just taken confirm that too:


I'm not sure what "Platform Mode: User" or "Secure Boot Mode: Standard"
mean, though.

Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)
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