[ale] New Apple Hardware with T2 chips

DJ-Pfulio DJPfulio at jdpfu.com
Mon Nov 5 12:26:16 EST 2018

Let the market decide. When people want to try running Linux and can't,
that's when the walled-off-garden will matter to them.

On 11/5/18 11:49 AM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> So the walled garden now includes a roof and a tunnel-resistant basement.
> I want a TPM/BIOS/EUFI chip that if it detects a non-free (as in speech)
> OS it will brick the device after it charges a $500 fee from the abusers
> credit card to pay into the EFF legal fund.
> On Mon, 2018-11-05 at 11:35 -0500, DJ-Pfulio via Ale wrote:
>> won't boot Linux, currently.
>> "At least until further notice, these new Apple systems sporting the T2
>> chip will not be able to boot Linux operating systems. Apple's T2
>> security chip being embedded into their newest products provides a
>> secure enclave, APFS storage encryption, UEFI Secure Boot validation,
>> Touch ID handling, a hardware microphone disconnect on lid close, and
>> other security tasks. The T2 restricts the boot process quite a bit and
>> verifies each step of the process using crypto keys signed by Apple. "
>> https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Apple-T2-Blocks-Linux-UEFI
>> So if you are planning to get some of that new Apple hardware to run
>> Linux on, do your research first. 

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