Somebody Else Upset About Secure Boot
While the principles and concepts of the UEFI Secure boot process are good ones,… it does, after all, help prevent rootkits and “bootkits” from compromising a system… allowing Microsoft to control many of the operational aspects concerning how device/PC vendors produce their marketable wares is a clear case of putting the “fox in charge of the hen house”. Microsoft WILL use this (and has already) as a means of trying to maintain their monopoly power in the PC market space. While other operating system vendors, including several flavors of Linux, have put into place workarounds to prevent Micro$oft from deciding which OSs can be run on a piece of new PC hardware, it is clear that not everyone is happy with how all of this is being handled. On the heels of the EC’s massive fine of M$ for its “browser indiscretions” in Europe, getting the Micro$oft-unfriendly EC involved might be a good thing… for everyone except Micro$soft, of course!