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SUSE likely to follow Red Hat on secure boot

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SUSE Linux seems likely to adopt the same method for secure booting on Windows 8 certified PCs that Red Hat has, according to a posting by SUSE Linux Enterprise director Olaf Kirch.

While Kirch has only gone as far as to say that the enterprise distribution - as opposed to the community distribution openSUSE - will adopt a shim bootloader to chain onto Grub2, as Red Hat has outlined, it looks pretty certain that SUSE will follow the enterprise leader.

Red Hat's method will use a shim to load Grub 2 and then load the operating system which is signed by a key that Red Hat has purchased from Microsoft via Verisign.

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