FSF takes Win 8 Secure Boot fight to OEMs

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 18, 2011 9:32 AM EDT
The Register; By Gavin Clarke
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PC makers are being lobbied to install Windows 8 on machines in a way that will afford users the freedom to boot Linux or any other operating system. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is urging PC users to sign a statement demanding that OEMs which implement Windows 8's UEFI Secure Boot do so in a way that allows individuals to disable it, or that the PC makers provide a "sure-fire way" to install and run an operating system of the user's choice.

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Hardware vendors should be put on notice BFM 3 880 Oct 19, 2011 9:10 AM

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