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Microsoft tightens Windows 10's Secure Boot screws: Where does that leave Linux?

Chris Hoffman | March 26, 2015
The news sounds ominous for open-source aficionados: Windows 10 PCs are going to be locked down even tighter than ever before.

Even so, it's impossible to peer into the future at this point. Will Microsoft really continue signing these Linux loaders and allowing them to function in Secure Boot mode in the future, or will they eventually stop doing that, too? If "for security reasons" is a good enough reason to block Linux from installing on a Windows RT device or Windows 10 phone, perhaps that logic will be extended to full Windows PCs in the future.

We'll have to wait and see. But there's no reason to pick up your pitchforks and torches quite yet.


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