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Friday, August 31 • 11:55am - 12:40pm
Linux in a UEFI Secure Boot World - Matthew Garrett, Red Hat

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The UEFI Secure Boot specification describes a mechanism for restricting the software a machine will bot to appropriately signed binaries. The Windows 8 hardware certification program requires that vendors implement and enable this feature by default. Taken at face value, this locks Linux out of the market. Thankfully, there are things we can do.
This presentation will cover the Secure Boot approaches available to the Linux community and describe the benefits and shortcomings. It will be relevant to admins (who need to know how to configure it) and developers (who need to know how it will affect their software), as well as the users who just want to know how their machines will be booting.


Matthew Garrett, Red Hat

Matthew Garrett is a kernel developer at Red Hat, focusing on firmware and power management from mobile devices through to servers. He's spoken at conferences on a range of topics from fruitflies to accessibility software, and is maintainer of the x86 platform drivers tree.

Friday August 31, 2012 11:55am - 12:40pm PDT
Harbor Island 2