Ubuntu 16.04 Secure Boot Policy

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 22:02:05 UTC 2016

On Sun, Jul 3, 2016 at 4:34 PM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jul 2016 15:18:44 -0500, Kaosu NA wrote:
>> Not only will something like this be more user-friendly, but it
>> also allows a large number of Ubuntu users to take advantage of a
>> modern security technology without giving up usability.
> Secure boot is modern, but it is useful for Linux and BSD users? Most
> user-friendly still is to disable secure boot, isn't it?
> What are the benefits of secure boot for Linux and BSD users, who
> don't have a dual or multi boot with a Windows install, that requires
> it?

The Linux developers who put together a Linux solution/option for
Secure Boot must've thought that there's a case to be made for Secure
Boot on Linux. Think malware existing outside of the OS and targeting
the pre-kernel boot process.

If there's a way for Ubuntu to offer its users the possibility of
using Secure Boot and dkms-compiled modules, why not?

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