Windows 8: Secure Boot could do harm to Linux 23 September 2011Posted by computeraholic in Uncategorized.
Kill and harm
One of the features of Windows 8 may be talking about it among users of other operating systems. The next program of the logo “Designed for Windows 8” claims because the support of the Secure Boot. However, it mandates the signing of the operating system by a Certificate Authority. A movement that will not facilitate the installation of Linux distributions and other systems.
The protection of the boot against malware
This fact is pointed to by Matthew Garrett, a developer at Red Hat. The logo program will require the presence of the Secure Boot, a feature to ensure that the entire chain starting is not changed. The Secure Boot mandates the electronic signature of each element of this chain, the UEFI operating system. Or, if Windows is necessarily intended to eight such a signature is not the case with Linux.
Microsoft wants to use the Secure Boot to get rid of a whole class of malware designed just starting the system, including bootkits and rootkits. In