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Microsoft Responds To Linux Concerns Over Windows 8 and UEFI Secure Boot 389

Posted by Soulskill
from the putting-out-fires dept.
CSHARP123 writes "A few days ago, Red Hat employee Matthew Garrett speculated that OEM machines shipping with copies of Windows 8 may lock out support for Linux installations. Garrett highlighted Microsoft's new Secure Build OEM requirements for Windows 8 systems. Microsoft chose to directly respond to confusion surrounding Windows 8's use of the UEFI Secure Boot feature on Thursday. Tony Mangefeste of Microsoft's Ecosystem team said, 'Microsoft supports OEMs having the flexibility to decide who manages security certificates and how to allow customers to import and manage those certificates, and manage secured boot. We believe it is important to support this flexibility to the OEMs and to allow our customers to decide how they want to manage their systems.'"
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Microsoft Responds To Linux Concerns Over Windows 8 and UEFI Secure Boot

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  • by BJ_Covert_Action (1499847) on Friday September 23, 2011 @01:30PM (#37493898) Homepage Journal

    ...betterunixthanunix's "translation" is just a bunch of hyperbolic nonsense based on the theory that Microsoft will always be more evil than Satan himself...

    Are you saying Microsoft isn't more evil than Satan himself? On Slashdot?

    Quick! Someone ready the stake and torches! We have a heretic to burn!

    P.S. Everyone watch where you step. He may have turned someone into a newt!

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