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

Ian McNulty ian-mcnulty at o2.co.uk
Tue Sep 27 09:24:20 PDT 2011


That is pretty scary. Is there any way that we can highlight the issue 
and bring some pressure to bear?

Ian

On 27/09/11 14:54, Arthur Koziol wrote:
> 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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