[ubuntu-uk] heads up - Secure Boot Problems for Linux Users Are Here Already
alan.bell at libertus.co.uk
Mon Oct 31 12:23:51 UTC 2011
On 31/10/11 09:58, Robert Flatters wrote:
> This will be a growing problem, if there is no step processes in place
> to get UEFI turned off
no, there won't be a process to turn off UEFI, that makes no sense. UEFI
is not a turnoffable thing. The Secure Boot feature that does not yet
exist in the wild needs to have a facility to allow the user to manage
the keys they want to trust.
> you HP Guy will have big problems in the coming months. I fear
> Microsoft is trying to lockout Linux from installing on new machine.
yes, they are, but not yet. These current machines are fully working,
the factory-bricked machines are not yet available, and won't be until
they come shipped with Windows 8. If someone says they have a machine
with Windows 7 on it that they can't install Ubuntu on then that is a
bug in Ubuntu, not the impending secure boot problem.
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