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[liberationtech] UEFI and who controls your computer? Fedora 18 Linux to be cryptographically signed by Microsoft.
blibbet at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 11:21:17 PDT 2012
> The UEFI specification itself does not require that there be any
> mechanism to disable this functionality.
But I believe the NIST mandate for BIOS-secured systems does have this
An alterantive to UEFI is Linux-based CoreBoot. It's free, whereas all
UEFI implementations are commercial. Ask you OEM to offer this as an
In addition to Microsoft's upcoming Win8 devices, Apple has been locking
down EFI-based hardware for a while. Mac Mini Server is EFI-based, and
Apple has configured it's hardware to only permit Mac OS X Server as the
only OS. So MSFT is conceding to unlock X86 boxes, but APPL doesn't yet
concede this, AFAIK. I think MSFT is just emulating APPL, and copying
how they used EFI to lock down their own hardware. :-(
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