Canonical Unveils Plans for Ubuntu 12.10 Secure Boot

Posted by hanuca on Sep 21, 2012 5:07 PM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
Mail this story
Print this story

Canonical, through Jon Melamut, announced on September 20th that they will plan to implement support for Secure Boot in the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system.

Therefore, after a discussion with Free Software Foundation, Canonical decided to drop the EFILinux bootloader implementation in favor of the GRUB2 bootloader one, signed with their own keys.

Support for Secure Boot via GRUB2 will also be implemented in the next maintenance release of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, 12.04.2, which will be announced on 31st January, 2013.

Full Story

» Read more about: Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu

« Return to the newswire homepage

This topic does not have any threads posted yet!

You cannot post until you login.