Mike Stone

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Microsoft Screwing The Linux Foundation

23 Nov 2012

A while ago, The Linux Foundation announced a plan to allow for Linux to boot on systems with Secure Boot enabled. Lately, it has come to light that Microsoft is screwing with The Linux Foundation, and not granting the key required despite the fact that The Linux Foundation has already paid for it. Oddly enough, certain Microsoft apologists still believe that this is the fault of The Linux Foundation, despite the fact that there is nothing to support that contention. Here is a list of links that disagree with that fantasy.

http://www.zdnet.com/linux-foundation-support-for-booting-linux-on-windows-8-pcs-delayed-7000007673/ http://www.muktware.com/4855/microsoft-holding-keys-linux-foundations-secure-boot-solution http://mrpogson.com/2012/11/20/m-sabotages-uefi-secure-boot-for-linux-foundation/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/21/linux_foundation_secure_boot_fix_delays/ http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-Foundation-struggles-with-Microsoft-s-Secure-Boot-signing-service-1754209.html http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Delays-UEFI-Workaround-for-Linux-309070.shtml http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIzMjE http://blog.hansenpartnership.com/adventures-in-microsoft-uefi-signing/

Of course, this won’t convince Microsoft fans. Facts seldom do.

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