[kwlug-disc] Windows 8 OEM specs may block Linux booting
eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Fri Sep 23 13:58:01 EDT 2011
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 9:26 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> Eric Gerlach wrote, On 09/21/2011 4:48 PM:
>> However, they may also want to continue to support Windows 7, which
>> won't be signed either.
>> This won't be an instant Linux-killer.
> Excellent, point, thank you for making it.
Confirmed. Microsoft is requiring the presence of Secure Boot, and
that is enabled by default, but a "disable" switch is up to the OEM.
The enterprise will want Windows XP/Vista/7 support. Therefore the
OEMs will have disable switches. Problem solved.
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