What is this? Some vendors want to lock down the new UEFI boot loader on machines they sell you. It seems Red Hat and Fedora have some arrangement with Microsoft. Our own zareason will ship all systems with UEFI Secure Boot disabled until a more workable solution is found. The story has evolved quickly.
Our usual second (and fourth) Sunday meeting is today too. Please join us.
New UEFI article by the Linux Foundation. https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/588498:uefi-secure-boot-big-hassle-questionable-benefit
Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols @sjvn, Cathy Malmrose got some press on ZDnet! http://www.zdnet.com/another-way-around-linuxs-windows-secureboot-problem-7000000829/
An older LWN article from October 2011. http://lwn.net/Articles/464394/
This May 2012 article by the EFF is very helpful and talks about Windows 8 as well as Apple OSes. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/05/apples-crystal-prison-and-future-open-platforms
Some people have started thinking a few steps in the future about this too. Audio & Stewart Brand’s Summary are up for Cory @doctorow’s Seminar “The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer” – http://goo.gl/nRmUi via @longnow
Microsoft is still blocking Linux from booting? What a surprise!