Do you have users in your organization who need to dual boot Linux with Windows 8, or who need to just run Linux on a new PC that came with Windows 8 pre-installed? Some small businesses, especially, have found themselves in that position with no easy solution. The Secure Boot feature in Windows 8 can make installation of other operating systems difficult.
Now it’s a little easier. The Linux Foundation has worked with Microsoft to obtain the proper security keys and has released the first version of a UEFI bootloader. This isn’t something for Linux novices, but it will provide a tool that expert Linux pros can use to overcome the obstacles of installing on Windows 8 systems. So if you’re a *NIX whiz kid, or have one on staff, check it out.
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