On his blog, Matthew Garrett provides an update
on the UEFI secure boot situation. Unlike what some have said, the Microsoft certification requirements for Windows 8 still place significant barriers in the way of installing Linux—even on x86 systems—which Garrett outlines. "I wrote about the technical details of supporting the UEFI secure boot specification with Linux. Despite me pretty clearly saying that this was ignoring issues of licensing and key distribution and the like, people are now using it to claim that Linux could support secure boot with minimal effort. In a sense, they're right. The technical implementation details are fairly straightforward. But they're not the difficult bit.
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