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Shuttleworth on Ubuntu Linux, Fedora, and the UEFI problem Print E-mail
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Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Projects Windows 8 PCs and tablets will lock out all other operating systems by default, and trying to find a way around it isnít easy as both Fedora and Ubuntu developers have discovered. Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntuís founder, shares his thoughts on what Linux should do next about Windows 8ís UEFI lock-in. If you buy a Windows 8 or Windows RT computer or tablet, yes even Surface, it will come with secure boot enabled by default in their replacement for the BIOS, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). I doubt that will actually make them more secure, but itís always crystal clear that it will make it much harder to boot Linux or any other operating system, such as Windows XP or 7, on them. Fedora came up with a way to get around this problem and Ubuntu Linux has come up with its own solution to the Windows 8 lock box as well (PDF Link). Fedoraís developers, however, donít like Ubuntuís answer.

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