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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Sure, this may prevent major OEMs from offering 'Windows 8 certified' machines that can run Linux,

No, wrong. All that an OEM has to do is implement UEFI in its entirety. It doesn't have to turn it on.

but let's be realistic... if desktop Linux hasn't yet caught on to the point where major OEMs want to pimp it, it probably never will. It's always going to be an OS primarily used by geeks.

You do realize that you've just insulted somebody's religion, right? ;-)

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