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An update on UEFI secure boot

An update on UEFI secure boot

Posted Oct 27, 2011 8:39 UTC (Thu) by Fowl (subscriber, #65667)
In reply to: An update on UEFI secure boot by petur
Parent article: An update on UEFI secure boot

Secure Boot must is only mandatory to "get the logo" ie. pass Microsoft's tests. As Windows 8 will be expected to run on hardware that currently runs Windows 7, it will run without secure boot. I can't see how it couldn't, even intentionally; it's not like bootloaders haven't lied in the past.


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An update on UEFI secure boot

Posted Oct 27, 2011 9:47 UTC (Thu) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

> Secure Boot must is only mandatory to "get the logo" ie. pass Microsoft's tests.

... for now. Looks like a wooden horse to me. What will happen when most systems do boot with UEFI secure boot? Probably Windows will start to refuse to run certain applications and open certain files if booted insecure, meaning users will not do that. From there to removing the disable feature is just a little step. Don't you have the feeling of being spoon-fed?

An update on UEFI secure boot

Posted Oct 27, 2011 11:44 UTC (Thu) by Fowl (subscriber, #65667) [Link]

I don't see how. Running Windows is preferable to Windows not running. I'm just concerned about the ux apocalypse OEMs are going to unleash.


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