Microsoft dragging its feet on Linux Secure Boot fix

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 22, 2012 8:33 AM EDT
The Register; By Neil McAllister
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The Linux Foundation's promised workaround that will allow Linux to boot on Windows 8 PCs has yet to clear Microsoft's code certification process, although the exact reason for the hold-up remains unclear. As The Reg reported previously, the Secure Boot feature of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) found on modern Windows 8 PCs will only allow an OS to boot if its code has been digitally signed with a key obtained from Microsoft.

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