Cote Saint-Luc, QC
reply to rexbinary
Re: Linux Foundation UEFI Secure Boot Key Delays Explained
said by rexbinary:I think you're the only one in the whole thread that understands the difference between UEFI and Secure Boot, being that Secure Boot is an optional feature of UEFI. For example, the 5-year-old iMac that I'm using has a BIOS compatibility mode and can run Windows XP, Vista, 7 (haven't tested), and 8 (release preview) just fine. said by TuxRaiderPen:UEFI does not equal secure boot, and you are referring to an interface, not secure boot. Regardless if it's graphics or text, secure boot is a shackle as long as Microsoft holds the keys.
UEFI has nothing to do with OSS or Linux, other than being a hinderance to booting, BY DESIGN.
I don't have to turn it on since I built my own, but people that don't or can't build there own will have it on by default. That's the issue.
Also, now that new laptops with Windows 8 are available, does anyone know if using Windows 8 without Secure Boot is as simple as disabling Secure Boot from the UEFI options, or is it more involved? Unless they changed something recently, I'm pretty sure the Windows 8 Genuine badge requires that Secure Boot can be turned off (but not the Windows RT badge).
EDIT: Forgot the Windows RT bit.