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Re: Microsoft's Jail Boot Scam Leads to Action From GNU/Linux Vendors

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____/ William Poaster on Friday 28 Oct 2011 13:51 : \____

> On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:17:29 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> White Paper: Secure Boot impact on Linux
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Canonical, together with Red Hat, today publishes a white paper
>> | highlighting the implications of these requirements for users and
>> | manufacturers. The paper
>> | also provides recommendations on how to implement âSecure Bootâ, to
>> | ensure that users remain in control of their PCs.
>> `----
>> http://blog.canonical.com/2011/10/28/white-paper-secure-boot-impact-on-linux/
> <q>
> According to Microsoftâs presentation at //BUILD/2011, Secure Boot will be
> âRequired  for Windows 8 clientâ. While the UEFI specification does
> not recommend a  specific implementation, Microsoft has a preferred
> solution (outlined  on this blog post)  which does *not give the user full
> control over what software that is approved* to run on their PC. This is
> the real issue for users.
> Any new Windows 8 PC will have Secure Boot switched âONâ when it
> leaves the shop and will be able to boot Microsoft approved software only.
> <uq>
> So, you bought a PC with Win8 on it, & you think *you*
> own it? Well obviously M$ would disagree with that.

At Microsoft, "approved" means "won't boot Linux". Has Microsoft ousted/bribed
enough antitrust regulators yet?

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