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 p13. on Tue 1st Nov 2011 12:32 UTC
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This is the TPM fiasco all over again.
It won't happen. If MS decides to make it mandatory, then they won't be able to sell the OS outside of the US.

MS is arrogant at times, sure, but they aren't stupid. Well ... not THAT stupid anyway.

I think what they will try to do is make it mandatory for OEM licenses to manufacturers. That way, OEM copies cannot be installed on old/non-authorized machines. I suspect that would still be illegal here though ...


Edited 2011-11-01 12:34 UTC

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