Windows 8 secure boot would ‘exclude’ Linux

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel / Wikimedia Commons *

If the draft for UEFI is adopted without modification, then any system that ships with only OEM and Microsoft keys will not boot a generic copy of Linux.

The extension of Microsoft’s OS monopoly to hardware would be a disaster, with increased lock-in, decreased consumer choice and lack of space to innovatetheregister.co.uk Continue reading