Ubuntu's Plans To Implement UEFI SecureBoot: No GRUB2
Phoronix: Ubuntu's Plans To Implement UEFI SecureBoot: No GRUB2
Canonical has shared publicly their plans this morning on how they plan to implement support for UEFI SecureBoot on future versions of Ubuntu Linux...
This is getting stupider by the day
So let me get this straight, they want to boot a MS signed bootloader which has very strict rules, then they chainload their own bootloader which is very liberal about what it loads. Wasn't this whole signing thing supposed to make security better?
Seems to prove that the whole idea from the start is flawed.
If you're drinking the Microsoft Kool-Aid, then yes, SecureBoot is about security, but those of us with half a brain realize it's about 1% security-inspired and 99% about selling keys and making other OS's a pain to use.
Originally Posted by lithorus
Originally Posted by pheldens
But Canonical and Red Hat are now the Microsoft whores, paying the cost for staying alive even in a very bad environment.
They are showing their real nature these days...
I dont get why this Secured Boot and requiring Microsoft key doesn't bring an Anti-trust suit againt MS. I mean, they're basically locking out people from using other OS unless these OS have paid MS for the signing. That's a hell of case!
As far as I know, the money goes to Verisign, not Microsoft.
Originally Posted by timofonic
Still, why should those assholes Verisign get the money?
Shouldn't it be handled by a non-profit?