still a few glitches in the system...
Posted Nov 21, 2012 12:50 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: still a few glitches in the system...
Parent article: Bottomley: Adventures in Microsoft UEFI Signing
I haven't used Windows in the last decade (but I have dealt with certificates and signing, and it certainly doesn't have to be so painful), so I might be "out of touch" with how windows binary certification works. But I thought this whole process was for simple UEFI bootloaders to enable common hardware in the default setup and has basically nothing to do with Windows. Organizations that already use Windows anyway are probably not the target of this process.
As far as Microsoft is concerned Windows is the golden standard everyone should use (preferably the latest version). They certainly don't plan to support anyone who does not use it. And if you'll stick with Microsoft's tools the process is as streamlined as they come (well, except for Silverlight at the end - but that's just a minor gimmick and not a problem if you are using Windows7 anyway).
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