Is this something we (as consumers of FreeBSD) need to be aware of?

Damien Fleuriot ml at
Wed Jun 6 12:31:59 UTC 2012

On 6/5/12 9:12 PM, Gökşin Akdeniz wrote:
>> UEFI considerations drive Fedora to pay MSFT to sign their kernel
>> binaries
> That's restriction is only for ARM devices which have a label that says
> "Desgined for Windows8". In other words those devices can not boot
> another os except Windows 8 due to secure boot option enabled by
> default.
> The short and the long of it Microsoft is copying Apple on tablets with
> ARM.

Well perhaps it should say "designed ONLY for windows8" then ?

This has "class action" written all over it, just like the "ready for
win7" fiasco where the PCs displaying the sticker could only run the
minimalist version of the OS.

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