Windows 8 is upon us, and that means all those open source tools we’ve used in the past are that much harder to set up to use.  UEFI, which replaces the BIOS (a lot more to it than that, but a sufficient explanation for our purposes here), has a feature called “Secure Boot” which is activated by default.  When Secure Boot is activated, booting from open-source operating system CDs, DVDs, and USB flash drives is not possible without first going into the UEFI of each computer to be used and deactivating Secure Boot.

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