Ubuntu to opt-out of fwupd?

Not only do you have to study your Linux distribution to see if/how it uses Secure Boot, you also need to research if/how it gets firmware updates.

http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/877661-ubuntu-1604-lts-might-get-the-option-of-updating-firmware-directly-from-the-os/

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/foundations-w-uefi-capsule-update

“Ubuntu should support updating firmware for systems and components (but not peripherals) via EFI UpdateCapsule (see EFI Capsule specification, in Related Links), so that users do not require Windows or DOS to apply BIOS/component firmware updates, and as such updates are easily available to all Ubuntu users. Peripheral firmware updates are not technically supported by the UEFI Capsule specification, and so are out of the scope of this blueprint.”

http://www.fwupd.org/

I also wonder about non-GNOME systems, how do KDE systems get firmware updates?

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