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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Initial Steps
by OSGuy on Tue 1st Nov 2011 04:30 UTC
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This is the first step of waiving control over your own hardware - literally. Unfortunately if this is not stopped, a lot of average and unsuspecting users not aware of this "feature" will end up buying systems which they will regret later on. The same thing happened with VT-x. When I got my laptop, I went to the store and I requested that I access the laptop's BIOS to see if it lets me turn on VT-x. A lot of laptops' CPUs supported VT-x at the time of purchase but the motherboard will not let you turn it on....I don't know which company is more evil, MS or Apple but if worst comes to worst, you can just build your own laptop or get a local shop to build it for you and put Linux on it....You no longer need real Windows really...You can just virtualize it.

Edited 2011-11-01 04:36 UTC

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