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Myths About Secure Boot: Security, Microsoft, Etc

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Published on 15 February 2012 05:45 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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For those interested in the whole UEFI situation concerning "Secure Boot" and how it will affect Linux when more hardware vendors begin promoting it with Microsoft Windows 8, Matthew Garrett has written about some of the myths for Secure Boot.

Matthew's list of myths concerning this "secure" technology can be found on his blog. The items range from Secure Boot not actually providing any extra security to Secure Boot and DRM to various other items as it will affect Linux users.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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