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[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by ssokolow on Sat 8th Dec 2012 02:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Then don't buy motherboards or computers off dodgy vendors who do such things in the first place. You know, the whole concept of 'putting ones money where ones mouth is". I guess I'll have to book mark this statement as well to see whether your horror story comes true in 2-4 years time just as a certain other person on this website claimed that OS X will be locked down and become 'AppStore only' in the future.


I think the point is that there are a lot of people who, either due to budget or due to circumstance, might no longer be able to learn Linux on an old clunker of a PC that someone gave them, they pulled out of an electronics recycling bin, or they bought for $100 from a liquidator/refurbisher.

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