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Submission + - Will Microsoft's Secured Boot prevent Linux use? ( 4

ozmanjusri writes: "A new feature in the latest W8 Developer Preview Build 8102 Milestone 3 looks likely to prevent dual booting.

With Secured Boot, according to Microsoft;
“Windows will authenticate boot components to prevent any attempt to start malware before the operating system is up and running, If the component isn’t correctly signed by Microsoft, Windows will begin remediation and start the Windows Recovery Environment, which will automatically try to x your operating system. Measured boot Windows can further validate the boot process beyond Secured Boot. The startup processes are now signed, protected, and measured. They’re then stored in the TPM chip to prevent rootkit or malware infection”

This could mean that unless Linux distros are signed by Microsoft, they will not be permitted to boot."

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