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[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sun 9th Dec 2012 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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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.

All you have to do is research into how good the vendor actually are at providing updates and fixing bugs - how much proprietary tweaks do they add or do they give up that customisation in favour of conforming to open standards? these are questions a purchaser should ask when purchasing a motherboard or a computer. I'm assuming that if you do have an interest in non-Microsoft operating systems that you also have a reasonable level of IT knowledge as well.

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