February 4, 2013

Garrett: Don't Like Secure Boot? Don't Buy a Chromebook

Matthew Garrett calls out Google for not allowing users to install their own keys on Chromebook systems. "Some people don't like Secure Boot because they don't trust Microsoft. If you trust Google more, then a Chromebook is a reasonable choice. But some people don't like Secure Boot because they see it as an attack on user freedom, and those people should be willing to criticise Google's stance. Unlike Microsoft, Chromebooks force the user to choose between security and freedom. Nobody should be forced to make that choice."

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