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 marcp
by mistersoft on Mon 10th Dec 2012 10:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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Thanks for the mention of System76 they look fairly useful actually, I'd never heard of them.

I agree with some of your points actually.

But I have to disagree still with the 'voting with your/their wallets' argument -- I like the idea and the simplicity of [a bunch of potential customers] voting with there wallets and going elsewhere instead where they can get more open, or better supported systems etc but (and it's got zero to do with their intelligence or level of informedness) (a) people are too lazy to follow through with their convictions a lot of the time, even if they believe it might be the right thing to do. A mix convenience, and yes I still say design and build too - forgot the ego massaging, I'm certainly not into that anyway, I'd still take an apple laptop to run non apple OSes on though - I'm no fanboy at all. (b) I completely believe not a big enough swathe of alt-OS users/customers are actually interested enough if buying into or even actually creating a new bigger 'certified-hardware' ecosystem to allow it to REALLY thrive - yes I know you mentioned system76, and I know there's a bunch of other providers ..but they're not big-players versus the majority who repurpose systems originally with win/mac installed or off the shelf PC boxes.

only my 2 pence worth.

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