Microsoft has found itself amidst legal qualms in Europe again as a Spanish association has filed a lawsuit against the operating system giant for implementing an “obstruction mechanism" called secure boot in its Windows 8 based systems.
UEFI guru Matthew Garrett who cleared the Linux kernel in Samsung laptop bricking issues has come to rescue beleaguered users by offering a survival guide enabling them to avoid similar issues in the future.
Linus Torvalds doesn’t back out from going overboard when it comes to dictating who the ultimate Linux authority is in deciding what goes into the Kernel and what doesn’t. Torvalds let it out on a few Linux developers who suggested that the Linux Kernel should incorporate code that will allow users to easily boot Linux on Windows 8 systems.
After months of work, the Linux Foundation’s UEFI Secure Boot pre-bootloader for independent Linux distros and software developers has finally been released.
The Linux Foundation’s UEFI secure boot pre-bootloader is still in the works and has been modified substantially so that it allows any Linux version to boot through UEFI secure boot.
Matthew Garrett has published some patches today out of which few break hibernate and kexec support on Linux when secure boot is running.
Microsoft released its Surface tablet sometime back and quite a few Windows enthusiasts have managed to get their hands onto one. With Linux enthusiasts and distro publishers eagerly waiting for a solution to Microsoft’s UEFI SecureBoot, there are those who have already looked at the viability of Linux on Microsoft Surface tablet.
The Free Software Foundation is on an offensive against restricted boot systems and is busy appealing for donations and pledge in the form of signatures in a bid to stop systems such as the UEFI SecureBoot from being adopted on a large-scale basis and becoming a norm in the future.
Some of the major things you may have missed last week are: news about Raspberry Pi’s $25 Camera Module, Mozilla's plans of putting 64-bit Firefox on Hold, homebrewer's claims that Wii U has been jailbroken and news about delay of the Linux Foundation’s UEFI Pre-Bootloader.
The Linux Foundation’s plans of releasing a signed pre-bootloader that will enable users to install Linux alongside Windows 8 systems with UEFI have been reportedly delayed.