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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I'd say if MS cripples Windows is secure boot is turned off, they are only shooting themselves in the ass, that's a bogus argument, they'd be crazy to do it. If they did do it, they lose, and they wouldn't do it, because if they did, they would be losing all the geeks that use WinPE boot disks for maintenance, all the people who dual boot for compatibility reasons with older versions of Windows (which they said would be supported), older computers that don't have UEFI, as well as all the dual booting lInux and BSD users. Lets get real.

On your second point, I don't know any computer enthusiast, hard core gamer, or geek who doesn't research the hell out of a MB purchase, at least all the one I know do. When do we take responsibility for our own actions? If I go to a store and buy a MB, or order it online, if it doesn't meet my immediate needs, then it goes back, or gets sold.

Just don't support manufacturers that don't allow it to be turned off. Intel tried the same thing with that Processor ID I mentioned earlier, and there isn't a MB in the universe where it can't be turned off (and usually defaults to off).

We're arguing something that hasn't even happened yet. Why don't we all wait, and see what happens. until then, all I hear is a lot of FUD. (3 times inone day, wow.)

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