[kwlug-disc] Windows 8 OEM specs may block Linux booting

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Wed Sep 21 15:32:15 EDT 2011


On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:38:32AM -0400, L.D. Paniak wrote:
> 
> Apparently we may have to worry about breaking the digital locks on our PCs' boot systems before long...
> 
> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/205255/windows-8-oem-specs-may-block-linux-booting

The only real solution is for the BIOS/EFI to support adding keys by the
owner of the hardware.

This idea that the end customer doesn't have the keys to his own computer is
stupid.

RMS and GPLv3 are again ahead of their time.

- Chris




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