[LAU] OT: Wait, did [UEFI] just really happen?

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Tue Jun 12 05:40:04 UTC 2012

On 11 June 2012 at 22:27, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:

> Over the past few months, I have been deep into learning
> Clojure, and have been rather busy doing contract projects over
> the past year, etc, and not paying much attention to latest
> news.
> But then I came across this:
> http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/12368.html
> Seriously? I remember the brouhaha over "Trusted Computing"
> about a decade ago-- even once found myself with a secondhand
> ThinkPad that had some kind of bootloader encryption chip built
> in (and unused)--, but I thought that whole idea died the death
> it so richly deserved.
> Is it really back? Am I reading this right? All operating
> systems to run on any PC must be signed by MSFT? Certified
> machines will refuse to boot any loader that isn't
> MSFT-approved?
> I'm not panicking, because there will probably always be
> enough CPU's and Mobo's available from China without all this
> corporate-ware installed. And if phones can be jailbroken then
> PCs can too.
> But, still, WTF? Really?



Lovely, isn't it?  ;-p


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