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Will Linux Be Locked Out of Windows 8 PCs?

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No sooner had bloggers decided that Microsoft’s widely trumpeted Windows 8 wouldn’t pose any serious threat to Linux than a whole new wrinkle emerged. “Wrinkle” is actually a bit of a euphemism, in this case; in fact, it was the prospect of a computing landscape that could change life as Linux users know it. Namely? Word that the new Unified Extensible Firmware Interface secure boot protocol used by Windows 8 could make Windows 8 PCs uninhabitable by Linux. “It’s probably not worth panicking yet,” wrote Red Hat developer Matthew Garrett last week. “But it is worth being concerned.”

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Uncategorized September 26th 2011

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