Delays beset the Linux Foundation’s Secure Boot workaround

Linux aficionados who have been watching the Windows 8 Secure Boot saga unfold in recent months will likely remember that the Linux Foundation itself last month unveiled plans for a workaround that would help Linux users get past the problem.

On Tuesday, however, James Bottomley, chair of the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board, admitted that the effort was not progressing as quickly and smoothly as had been originally hoped.

“We have the code for the Linux Foundation pre-bootloader in place,” Bottomley wrote in a blog post. “However, there was a delay while we got access to the Microsoft signing system.