This trademark won’t make sense unless you’ve read this FUD:
To quote FBM on OMGCheesecake:
“Am I the only one seeing the flawed logic there?
1. Microsoft makes UEFI a requirement for Windows 8.
2. UEFI supports a new feature, Secure Boot, which requires a chain of trust until the bootloader.
3. GRUB can’t be signed because of some GPLv3 bullshit.
I don’t see how this makes Microsoft the culprit. To me, the first culprit is the GPLv3, for not allowing GRUB to be signed. Then, it’s the OEMs if they don’t make an option to disable Secure Boot. But why MS, seriously?
Also, let’s not forget that the Windows bootloader is perfectly capable of booting Linux. All it takes is declaring a boot sector (which is a regular file on the HDD) in boot.ini. The bootloader will then load it as if it was the HDD’s MBR.
Whenever I need to boot my Linux partition, I do it with the Windows bootloader.”
LILO will also not face these problems as it is BSD licensed.