Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday March 22, 2015

Windows 10 to Lock Out Linux with Secure Boot That Can’t Be Disabled

Microsoft is not part of a plot to prevent Linux loading as an alternative OS, it just looks that way. big grin Secure Boot has been around since it was introduced with Windows 8 to insure malware wasn’t being installed at boot up. The difference with Windows 10 is that the OEMs will have the deciding vote to let users have the option to turn off the Secure Boot feature.

Secure Boot is well intentioned, aiming to prevent malware being injected into the operating system at low levels, but the downside is that when the feature is enabled versions of Linux and other alternative operating systems will not boot because Secure Boot fails to recognize the validity of their codes.