Windows 8 PC’s, Linux, and the UEFI
By George Carza for everything-microsoft.com
Microsoft’s Windows 8 should be making its debut around October 2012. For PC manufacturers, that will have the new OS it means that a new format for multiple OS operations will be strictly limited. At the heart of this is the notion that all Windows 8 licensed hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default in their replacement for the BIOS, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). Meaning, that PC’s with the Windows 8 format, will only be able to use Windows 8, no multiple OS on track, not even XP.
That said, Linux has found a way to make it possible to be a part of a Windows 8 PC.–Article Continued Here
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