Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Bill Stanley bstanle at
Fri Sep 23 17:47:26 UTC 2011

I heard about the UEFI Secure Boot feature that might impair installing 
an alternate OS (Linux) or prevent the use of Dual Boot.  Supposedly it 
would be a part of the motherboard hardware and prevent ANY changes to 
the boot sector.   Supposedly it would prevent root-kits as there would 
be no way to get around it.  Has anybody heard more about this and what 
would the Ubuntu community do about this?

Bill Stanley

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