Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 6th Dec 2012 05:26 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes With computers now shipping with UEFI Secure Boot enabled, users of any OS other than Windows 8 will want to know how to circumvent it. Jesse Smith of DistroWatch tells how he did it here. The Linux Foundation describes its approach here. If you want to boot an OS other than Windows 8, you'll want to figure this out before you buy that new computer.
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RE[5]: I did my homework
by Alfman on Thu 6th Dec 2012 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I did my homework"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Bill Shooter of Bul,

Yea, the trouble is that non-windows computers are a niche commodity. It's often difficult to get a no-os computer from a brand name vendor with the benefits of scales of economy. They don't want the trouble of supporting non-windows users when 95% of the customers are windows users and the remaining 5% will buy the windows computers anyways to wipe them.

This ultimately results in less competition selling non-windows computers making that segment even more niche than it already is.

I build my own desktops, but for laptops I still don't have a good solution for my vendor/hardware/price/os requirements.

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