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UEFI/Secure Boot

Distros should support it
38% (161 votes)
Kernel should support it
10% (43 votes)
Distros & kernels should
5% (21 votes)
Linux Foundation should
3% (14 votes)
Everyone should
9% (40 votes)
Nobody should
34% (145 votes)
Total votes: 424

UEFI/Secure Boot

UEFI + Secure boot are really completely different issues.

UEFI is 100% fine to use (it has various benefits over bios boot) - I have Fedora, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, Arch all installed in UEFI mode - there is not any issues. The rEFInd boot loader does everything I need.

Secure boot is completely different issue - it is secure boot that prevents installation of other OS's not UEFI.

Your poll should separate the choices.

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