Mig59 analysis on its website in which makes clear that although Microsoft has imposed the use of UEFI Secure Boot x86 market for PCs and laptops with Windows 8, the security mechanism is even little compared with the system implemented in Google Chromebooks .
indicates in that post,
“series, the Chromebooks are even more blocked than Windows 8 machines. The Chromebook firmware kernel validates, and verifies the system kernel. Want to use a version of Chrome that you compiled yourself? You can not. Fortunately Google provides a way to override this. You can (depending on the machine) or give a physical switch or pressing a particular key combination in the firmware to disable this validation. Doing so destroys all your data [...] but after that you can boot any operating system you want. The disadvantage is that you lose the security you already had before. “
As with Secure Boot, to the extent that both Google and Microsoft have tax is aimed at making our systems more secure. Linus himself said that Secure Boot is in itself a good idea, and the fact is that there are various solutions fortunately our favorite distro to install on machines with UEFI Secure Boot. The same goes for Chromebooks, and it is a matter of compromise: security or want, or want comfort. It is very difficult to have it both ways .