Original article by Paul Castagnino, first published on usemoslinux.blogspot.it in spanish
Secure Boot is a type of mechanism that verifies that the code executed is digitally signed. Thus the computer can only boot an operating system that has a bootloader properly signed. This is a requirement that Microsoft asked to put on computers the badge “Windows 8 Certified”. This request by Microsoft has split the waters among the major Linux distributions , find out why.