ElectricRider wrote:should this work with all distros even those that don't already use the shim or any otherwise UEFI compatibility? Or perhaps an older version of Mint even not based on Ubuntu 2.10?
The problem with all distros using the shim approach is not all of them are going to want to do that - or not work on it in a timely manner. I've had some tell me they wont worry about UEFI (let alone Secure Boot) till the next version of the OS, which may come in over a year.
Seems to me all boot managers and apps that run at boot time like a partition managers or Windows apps like Comodo Time Machine or Rollback RX are going to have to deal with MS holding out their hands for payment. I understand this payment doesn't go to Microsoft but to the company that runs the software to purchase the keys.. I think it's Verisign.
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