Windows 8 secure boot: Is it really Microsoft vs. Linux?

Government Computer News, by 1105 Media staff

Microsoft's Windows 8 "secure boot" feature is the controversy that just won't die, at least among Linux® users.

Initial fears by the Linux community—that Microsoft's requirements for secure boot on future Windows 8-based machines would thwart Linux use—appear to be half-correct. The catch seems to be that Linux will have trouble dual booting on Windows 8 ARM-based hardware only. Unfortunately, Microsoft has added nothing new to clarify this confusing matter.