[arch-general] UEFI secure boot
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Mon Jun 4 16:44:31 EDT 2012
On 4 June 2012 22:27, Sudaraka Wijesinghe <sudaraka.wijesinghe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/04/12 23:48, Genes MailLists wrote:
>> Just to add another fedora link:
>> Sounds like they till plan to make use of the UEFI CA $99 signing
>> service from Microsoft.
>> Do you think Arch should follow suit or require instead that Secure
>> Boot is disabled?
> If this is a poll, I vote "Arch should require Secure Boot to be disabled"
> I choose a distro like Arch because it doesn't have a financial motive
> and will not give into market pressures such as this.
> If we want keep hardware vendors from forcing Secure Boot on us, we have
> to send the message out that we don't want it. Paying a "small" price of
> M$99 is not the way.
> However as free software users, we will have to endure some hard time in
> the coming days when getting new hardware.
> Just my two cents.
I'd like to add something to what Sudaraka said:
Arch doesn't seems to have the same kind of user than fedora, Arch if
I don't remember it wrong, tends to be aimed for a competent user.
Such a competent user can disable secure boot in x86 devices. (ARM
devices doesn't seem a problem to Arch because we don't do ARM)
Just my two cents.
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