Installing Linux on Windows 8 PCs Now Possible

So you are tired of Windows 8 and would love to try Linux on your machine? You can’t do that if your computer is running the UEFI firmware. But the Linux Foundation Secure Boot System solves the problem by providing you a way to run Linux-based OS on hardware controlled by secure boot technology.

The Linux Foundation wishes not only to enable Linux to keep booting in the face of the new wave of secure boot systems, but also to enable those technically savvy users who wish to do so to actually take control of the secure boot process by installing their own platform key,

explained Linux Foundation technical advisory board member James Bottomley. Microsoft is requiring UEFI on all machines running Windows 8. But now you can potentially do more with your computer. This is not the first approach to this problem but still quite exciting to see.


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