Linux Foundation Steps Into Windows 8 Secure Boot Flap

Fans of the classic Pink Panther movies will no doubt remember Chief Inspector Dreyfus, the long-suffering supervisor of Inspector Clouseau who became afflicted with a nervous twitch and over time was reduced to homicidal madness. Herbert Lom, the actor who played Dreyfus so brilliantly, recently passed away.

Linux fans can surely feel some sympathy with Lom’s character. We may not have Clouseau to grate on our nerves here in the Linux community, but we certainly have something with the potential to be equally annoying: Windows 8 Secure Boot. Merely mention it, and Linux Girl feels a twitch coming on.