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[2]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Thu 6th Dec 2012 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
marcp
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As you've already mentioned, regular user pays "MS tax" [or Apple tax] anyway. Isn't it better to pay this tax as an extra cost of the hardware? OS is free [as in cost] anyway, so you don't really loose that much. In fact, you gain freedom, independence, etc.
I think it's worth the game. Besides: we don't buy computers THAT often. And we don't HAVE TO buy them that often - FLOSS doesn't make you upgrade everytime there's new version of some software package.

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