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Fedora could seek Microsoft code signing to contend with secure boot Print E-mail
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Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News Future versions of Fedora could come with a bootloader that is signed by Microsoft, a move that would ensure that the Linux distribution is easy to install on computers with the secure boot mechanism. The proposal was described in a blog entry this week by Red Hat kernel developer Matthew Garrett. Microsoft’s compatibility certification criteria for Windows 8 requires PC vendors to adopt UEFI and enable secure boot. The transition to signed bootloaders will help protect users against certain kinds of malware, but it could also pose an obstacle for for users who want to run third-party operating systems.

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