[ubuntu-uk] heads up - Secure Boot Problems for Linux Users Are Here Already
alan.bell at libertus.co.uk
Sat Jun 2 14:56:32 UTC 2012
On 02/06/12 14:26, Andres Muniz wrote:
> I'm getting a bit confused now.
> Everybody seems Does the fedora payment of $99 to verisign mean that
> the computer that could or could not have windows preinstalled will
> alow to install fedora and windows but not fedora derivatives?
derivatives would be able to pay their own $99 (one off payment per
distro it would appear) they might have to prove they will use it
responsibly or something, I don't know. Alternatively other distros
could instruct users to turn off secure boot.
> Would fedora users then have the hability to easily turn it off?
turn what off?
> The ideal bit could be that fedora users could also avoid windows
> usrers in the grounds that it's probable source of malwar?
avoiding windows users is an interesting strategy, not sure that would
be easy to implement.
> Could linux foundation do the same for the servers? beause they can be
> "cracked" in a similar way?
servers generally won't get the secure boot thing. Odd really because it
kind of makes more sense to me in that context.
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