Apple Said to Block Linux on New Macs with T2 Chips

Apple’s new-generation Macs come with a new so-called Apple T2 Security Chip that’s supposed to provide a Secure Enclave co-processor responsible for powering a series of security features, including Touch ID.

At the same time, this security chip enables the secure boot feature on Apple’s computers, and by the looks of things, it’s also responsible for a series of new restrictions that Linux users aren’t going to like.

As reported by Phoronix, the T2 security chip blocks Linux from booting by default, with Apple only allowing macOS and Windows 10 to run on its devices.

“There is currently no trust provided for the Microsoft Corporation UEFI CA 2011, which would allow verification of code signed by Microsoft partners. This UEFI CA is commonly used to verify the authenticity of bootloaders for other operating systems such as Linux variants,” Apple explains in a technical sup... (read more)

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