Get the Greens agains secure boot
Posted Nov 28, 2012 6:59 UTC (Wed) by eru
Parent article: German government issues white paper on secure boot
I have long wondered if one political lever against "secure boot" with no user control would be environmental and economic considerations. Linux is often used to prolong the usable lifetime of older hardware. By contrast, a device where the OS cannot be replaced or updated after Microsoft or Apple declares end-of-life becomes e-waste (or at least unsafe to use when connected to the Internet), even if it were otherwise in perfect working order.
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