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Secure Boot vs Restricted Boot

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http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/secure-boot-vs-restricted-boot/statement

added on the 2011-10-18 00:13:54 by metoikos metoikos
added on the 2011-10-18 00:14:21 by metoikos metoikos
Is there a petition supporting this awesome new feature I can sign instead?
added on the 2011-10-18 00:39:16 by kusma kusma
Used properly, this is an excellent feature that fills "the last security hole" in the chain of trust. And also:

"Red Hat developer Matthew Garrett raised concerns over the requirement for secure booting to be enabled by default and Microsoft responded by saying that there was no mandate from Microsoft that prevents secure booting from being disabled in firmware or that keys could not be updated and managed." (Wikipedia)

You'll have to enter the BIOS, I'm sorry, the EFI shell, once, in order to boot Linux on your new computer. Big deal.
added on the 2011-10-18 02:30:24 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Worse-case this seems easily broken, albeit the idea of jailbreaking your computer is very stupid. Most signed-code mechanisms for interesting machines are broken.
added on the 2011-10-18 03:03:22 by sigflup sigflup
It's not like any of us have never fiddled with the bios or anything.
But seeing as I'm not rushing out to get new hardware or win8 & I can't remember the last time I booted into windows - meh, just means the end of dual-booting for me...
added on the 2011-10-18 09:36:59 by ringofyre ringofyre
"We're currently experiencing technical problems."
added on the 2011-10-18 10:13:35 by trc_wm trc_wm
I'm instinctively suspicious about everything that starts with "Read the truth".
added on the 2011-10-18 10:22:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
Especially if it comes from FSF.
added on the 2011-10-18 10:30:54 by Preacher Preacher
how I set windows by default in my ubuntu grub ?
added on the 2011-10-18 10:41:39 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
f*ck microsoft, i'm running windows 2000 still! =)
added on the 2011-10-18 10:50:31 by dipswitch dipswitch
Quote:
f*ck microsoft
fits perfectly with
Quote:
i'm running windows
. oh the irony :)
added on the 2011-10-18 10:52:55 by xTr1m xTr1m
i had windows xp professional properly licensed and after some time no more than a year microsoft invalidated my software,then i switched to ubuntu,isay that ms
is a bunch of thieves
added on the 2011-10-18 13:57:09 by eugen9 eugen9
added on the 2011-10-19 19:30:06 by ringofyre ringofyre
Just write your own bios.
added on the 2011-10-19 22:14:59 by psonice psonice
^ Auto-bios-ography?
added on the 2011-10-19 22:41:34 by ringofyre ringofyre

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