[PC-BSD Testing] Some potentially troubling news for future PCs from OEMs

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Sep 27 06:54:53 PDT 2011


Did you all catch the big hullabaloo about the future of UEFI and the 
whole Secure Boot initiative? If this pans out, it will render many 
*nixes uninstallable on Secure Boot configged machines? I don't want to 
go shouting conspiracy theory or anything but it would sure be a great 
way to kill Linux / *BSD on any future new hardware.

Have a read here: 
http://www.osnews.com/story/25180/Windows_8_Requires_Secure_Boot_May_Hinder_Other_Software
Arthur

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