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What is UEFI and secure boot and how important is it?

br1ckhouse 339 50 September 1, 2016 at 02:59 PM
I am planning to image some of my laptops with FOG via PXE boot. It used to be that it was super easy to do a PXE boot on my older laptops but with UEFI being standard on most laptops now, it doesn't work. I have managed to use Fog by setting my laptops to the legacy, unsecure boot setting but I wasn't sure there's a better way to go about this.

Thanks in advance for your advice on what the best way forward is.

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nope turn it off more of a pain than it is worth in my opinion
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nope turn it off more of a pain than it is worth in my opinion
Iagree It's technology Microsoft adapted to make it more difficult for Linux users. vomit
Also, ancient 16/32-bit BIOS software is badly outdated and vulnerable to attacks.
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Thanks in advance for your advice on what the best way forward is.
I can refer you to a website [makeuseof.com] to get real facts instead of opinions.Big Grin
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I can refer you to a website [makeuseof.com] to get real facts instead of opinions.
thanks!
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Quote from dale_101798 View Post :
I can refer you to a website [makeuseof.com] to get real facts instead of opinions.Big Grin
it's very misleading, as if having UEFI can make anything virus-free - sure, it can stop certain types of viruses.. but those are advanced viruses that are likely employed by NSA-level hackers and thus have a backdoor through the UEFI anyways..

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For those who want to install operating systems besides Windows, the Secure Boot complicate things slightly, but ultimately it will provide for a safer, virus-free computing experience.
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Would agree with Komondor. Turn it off. Not really that important.
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