Lenovo is reported to have implemented a nasty design that only boots into Windows, making it impossible to boot or install GNU/Linux. Of the change, researcher and Free Software Award recipient Matthew Garrett says there seems to be no security benefits to this change. Read the full article at: https://u.fsf.org/3tk
@fsf this would have been mitigated by just disabling SecureBoot, right?
i have no reason to keep it on and it's the first setting i change whenever i get a computer
@fsf You forgot to say "by default". https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/Enable_Secure_Boot_for_Linux_Secured-core_PCs.pdf
@NichoBI @fsf I agree, very bad link.
It should point to the source instead, either https://www.phoronix.com/news/Lenovo-Pluton-Windows-Default or in turn https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/59931.html which also makes it clear that it's the default settings, but can be changes to allow Linux distros to be installed.
@fsf I'm perturbed by windows in its entirety. It's malware. It also seems to me that they want to push people to eventually reside completely on some kind of cloud architecture. Maybe they'll call it skynet.
@fsf @vfrmedia Ah yes here’s the original phoronix post https://www.phoronix.com/news/Lenovo-Pluton-Windows-Default
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