Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:34 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Hardware, Embedded Systems A big issue right now in the world of operating systems - especially Linux - is Microsoft's requirement that all Windows 8 machines ship with UEFI's secure boot enabled, with no requirement that OEMs implement it so users can turn it off. This has caused some concern in the Linux world, and considering Microsoft's past and current business practices and the incompetence of OEMs, that's not unwarranted. CNet's Ed Bott decided to pose the issue to OEMs. Dell stated is has plans to include the option to turn secure boot off, while HP was a bit more vague about the issue.
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RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
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And what you're doing is reasonable, calm, and utterly rational and not at all abrasive, right?

Well I keep on replying will well reasoned arguments but everyone seems to go into "Microsoft is the EVILZ!" mode ... and cannot seem to go beyond that.

So after attacking arguing with a logical one must assume the other person has an Agenda, usually pro floss ... or trolling ... so I attack that ... Problem??

OEMS will not stop the installation of Windows 7 for pure business reasons ... something which you keep on ignoring .. and I have said in POST 1.

Which is for some odd reason is ignored :-|

Edited 2011-11-03 22:10 UTC

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