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Windows 8 still a hurdle for Linux

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Six months have gone by since Windows 8 hit the market and it looks like Linux distributions - at least the better-known ones - are still struggling to ensure that they can live side by side with this operating system.

Apart from having to go through the rigmarole of verifying, through a process of key-signing, operating system authenticity, those who are chasing Microsoft's tail also have to do a couple of other things.

No user, who runs Linux on a system that has secure boot enabled, should be able to send his or her system into a state of hibernation.

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