Linux Foundation wades into Windows 8 secure boot controversy

    Date28 Oct 2011
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    The Linux Foundation today released technical guidance to PC makers on how to implement secure UEFI without locking Linux or other free software off of new Windows 8 machines. The guidance included a subtle tisk-tisk at Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky for suggesting that PC owners won't want to mess with control of their hardware and would happily concede that to operating system makers and hardware manufacturers. Hey why should the Free Software Foundation get the last word, with its anti-secure-boot petition?
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