Shuttleworth: Why Windows 8 made us ditch GPL Linux loader

Posted by tracyanne on Jul 6, 2012 4:13 PM EDT
The Register; By Gavin Clarke
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Ubuntu daddy Mark Shuttleworth has defended Canonical’s decision to play ball with Microsoft's Windows 8 security policy that could stop “unauthorised” Linux builds from booting on new PCs and tablets. Manufacturers must enable a feature called Secure Boot in their products' UEFI firmware in order to be officially labelled Windows 8 compatible. This mechanism will only start operating systems that have been signed with a digital key recognised by the motherboard's firmware.

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