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Red Hat Will Pay Microsoft To Get Past UEFI Restrictions

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"Fedora is going to pay Microsoft to let them distribute a PC operating system. Microsoft is about to move from effectively owning the PC hardware platform to literally owning it.

Once Windows 8 is released, hardware manufacturers will be forced to ship machines that refuse to run any software that is not explicitly approved by Microsoft — and that includes competing operating systems like Linux.

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(summary & opinion)




Fedora to be signed by Microsoft

techrepublic.com: Fedora 18 will support UEFI’s Secure Boot feature by using Microsoft’s sysdev signing service, to sign its initial bootloader.

The plan and the reasoning behind it for Fedora’s next release, was detailed in a blog post by Red Hat’s Matthew Garrett. Garrett has provided a running dialogue on the problems faced by Fedora and Red Hat, to operate with the upcoming UEFI Secure Boot enabled hardware.

Garret said that future releases of Fedora will have a bootloader that is signed using Microsoft’s signing key, because there is a very high probability that Microsoft’s key will be bundled will all hardware, to be Secure Boot compatible.

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(Implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Fedora)

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