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Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Posted Jun 1, 2012 21:04 UTC (Fri) by cjwatson (subscriber, #7322)
In reply to: Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora by thumperward
Parent article: Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

It's not the UEFI specification that makes this requirement; it's the Windows 8 logo requirements. I think it's quite important to be careful about that distinction.


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Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Posted Jun 2, 2012 4:57 UTC (Sat) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

It is good to be precise but MS is the elephant in the room, it doesn't matter what the specification says, it matters what the MS implementation does because that is the de-facto standard, at least in markets they dominate.

Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora

Posted Jun 2, 2012 8:59 UTC (Sat) by cjwatson (subscriber, #7322) [Link]

Sure - I just think that we do ourselves a disservice by not making it clear when something is due to Microsoft's requirements rather than due to the standard. Standards (however much influenced by corporate interests) are a powerful force in many people's views, and one often needs a good reason to diverge from them; so let's not invest Microsoft's policy with the further force of standards for them, when in fact in this case the standard doesn't specify a particular policy.


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