Microsoft attempts Linux Boot Lockout!!!

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Microsoft attempts Linux Boot Lockout!!!

Post by sqlpython » Tue Oct 04, 2011 19:46

With the event of Windows 8 MS will have a new (Secure :rolling:) Boot system.
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This new system will prevent the Booting of Present day Kernels including LINUX.
Distardly Dastards..

http://www.linuxplanet.com/news/microso ... ambit.html
Linux Top 5: Microsoft's Secure Boot Gambit
Sep 28, 2011, 17 :00 UTC (7 Talkback) (4216 reads)


Few vendors and few topics on the Linux Planet inspire as much vitriol as Microsoft. This past week, Microsoft managed to inspire new outrage, as details about its secure boot approach for Windows 8 were alleged to be a potential risk for Linux. It was also a week that saw a delay for Linux 3.1 as the kernel.org servers remained offline.
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Re: Microsoft attempts Linux Boot Lockout!!!

Post by Stupot » Tue Oct 04, 2011 21:19

Honestly, this is a non-issue, as of yet.

If hardware vendors actually use this to lock out other OSes, then it will be a problem. If they don't, then no harm done.

I can see how corporations would want to be able to lock out employees etc who have physical access to machines from loading another OS.

That said, it's better to raise awareness now than after everything goes to hell in a handbasket.

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Re: Microsoft attempts Linux Boot Lockout!!!

Post by sqlpython » Tue Oct 04, 2011 21:31

That said, it's better to raise awareness now than after everything goes to hell in a handbasket.
Agreed!
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Re: Microsoft attempts Linux Boot Lockout!!!

Post by dunsurfin » Tue Oct 04, 2011 21:33

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