Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2011 12:25 UTC
Linux "Red Hat, Canonical and the Linux Foundation have laid out a set of recommendations for hardware vendors in hopes of preserving the ability to install Linux on Windows 8 machines. Windows 8 machines should ship in a setup mode giving users more control right off the bat, the groups argue." Group hug-cheer combo for Red Hat, Canonical, and the Linux Foundation please.
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by Straho on Mon 31st Oct 2011 15:28 UTC
Straho
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2011-09-30

Today is more simple to install Ubuntu, Mint or Fedora, MS aren't happy with that. People in Asia, South America and South and Eastern Europe use pirate Windows,MS aren't happy with that. Some people in this countries even think for local Linux Distributions like national alternative for big ugly corporate OS, MS are angry with that. MS produce user base with free licenses for education and governments and millions of pirate copies of windows in this countries, but most people uninstall vista to install pirate xp.
That's MS chance to capitalize this developing countries and lock them to company products. I hope small and local OEMs to get this chance and produce non-windows hardware. For example Pardus will equip turkish schools with linux computers and tablets. That's big opportunity and must be used be local companies and governments.
Excuse me for my bad English.

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