Linux Foundation releases Windows Secure Boot fix

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source
February 9, 2013 — 22:05 GMT (14:05 PST)

It took longer than anyone expected but the Linux Foundation fix for Windows 8 PC’s UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot lockout of other operating systems has finally arrived.
Linux Foundation LogoThe Linux Foundation has set the foundation for Linux distros to easily boot on Windows 8 PCs. (Credit: The Linux Foundation)

James Bottomley — Parallels’ CTO of server virtualization, well-known Linux kernel maintainer, and the man behind the Linux Foundation’s efforts to create an easy way to install and boot Linux on Windows 8 PCs — announced on February 8 that the Linux Foundation UEFI secure boot system was finally out.

To finish this required security keys from Microsoft so that the Linux Foundation UEFI bootloader would work. These keys have now been included and these universal Linux bootloaders are ready to go. With these files you should be able to boot and install Linux on almost any Windows 8 PC. Continue reading

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The Open Source Innitiative

Recently Robin Miller (Roblimo), of Slashdot.org (/.) fame, sat down with President of the Open Source Innitiative to discuss how things are changing and what to expect in the future of OSI, Corporate Adoption, Individual Contributors and other topics.

The subject of Penguin Computer & Telephone Solutions comes up at around the 9 minute 10 second mark (shameless plug).

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Command Line Video Editing

Video editing from with the bash shell can be very useful in a few circumstances.  In any event there are at least two reasons why you may want to augment a great graphical drag-n-drop editor like Kdenlive using some command-line kung-fu.  I’ll introduce you to some reasons why this is helpful.

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HP says Microsoft Less Expensive Than Linux … Really?

HP has been a great friend to the GNU/Linux community over the years.  Thanks to their HP Linux Printing and Imaging (HPLIP) project GNU/Linux users have a much easier time buying, using and selling their Printers, Scanners, Fax and Copier offerings.  I cannot remember the last time I personally have had an issue getting an HP brand printer to work correctly (and easily) with an GNU/Linux distro, and there are a lot of distros!  HP is a good company for us.

This article however, shows how disconnected and mis-aligned a company can get Continue reading

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Shell Script Basics Playlist

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