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Dangerous Concessions: Red Hat, Fedora and the Secure Boot Shocker

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Well it's been a jubilant few weeks here in the Linux blogosphere. Late last week Linux Girl lifted her head to find the mood had shifted dramatically.

'Signed With a Microsoft Key'

"Microsoft will be offering signing services through their sysdev portal," wrote Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) developer Matthew Garrett in a blog post late last month. "It's not entirely free (there's a one-off $99 fee to gain access), but it's cheaper than any realistic alternative would have been. It ensures compatibility with as wide a range of hardware as possible and it avoids Fedora having any special privileges over other Linux distributions.

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