Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 11:11 UTC
Fedora Core "Fedora 18 will be released at around the same time as Windows 8, and as previously discussed all Windows 8 hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default. [...] We've been working on a plan for dealing with this. It's not ideal, but of all the approaches we've examined we feel that this one offers the best balance between letting users install Fedora while still permitting user freedom." Wait for it... "Our first stage bootloader will be signed with a Microsoft key."
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RE: Ehmm...
by ilovebeer on Thu 31st May 2012 17:52 UTC in reply to "Ehmm..."
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

Microsoft takes control of my new motherboard and I have to pay them $99 to regain control of my own property... aahh, the wonder of the "free market".

When you buy a computer, you purchase ownership of the hardware only, not the software. If you don't like the software the computer runs, buy a different computer running different software, or a barebones system and put whatever you like on it.

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