Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Sep 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows After the walled garden coming to the desktop operating system world, we're currently witnessing another potential nail in the coffin of the relatively open world of desktop and laptop computing. Microsoft has revealed [.pptx] that as part of its Windows 8 logo program, OEMs must implement UEFI secure boot. This could potentially complicate the installation of other operating systems, like Windows 7, XP, and Linux.
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 19:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Oh not this Window Tax bullshit.

Basically a lot of Laptops and Desktops would not be as cheap if they didn't have a Windows License and all the crap ware ... If you don't want the crap ware ...

Either uninstall it ... which isn't hard.

Or for the cleanest install, download an ISO of the same version of Windows via (Bit torrent) that is installed and do a clean install with your legit key.

If you want to install whatever just do so ... you aren't losing anything.

I am pretty sure Dell get Windows Licenses for like $4 or something that is less than a cup of over priced coffee over here.

I think a lot of people have to get real IMO.

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