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Red Hat Engineer Calls out Windows 8 Secure Boot as a Linux Risk

Sep 21, 2011, 23:00 (17 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat developer Matthew Garrett has discovered a potential Linux killing feature in Windows 8.

Microsoft's next major OS is set include a secure boot. The system will prevent any executable from loading unless they are signed by a specific set of keys. The problem with that is non-key signed executable - say Linux - might not be able to put on a piece of hardware that has been built for Windows.

That's a problem.

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