Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Sep 24 09:02:23 UTC 2011

On 24 September 2011 05:36, Sharl.Jimh.Tsin <amoiz.shine at> wrote:
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> On 2011?09?24? 01:47, Bill Stanley wrote:
>> 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
> Ubuntu is my only installed OS in my hard disk,and i will not buy the
> machine related to UEFI.

The question is whether, in the future, you may have no choice.


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