Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2013 22:18 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Hardware, Embedded Systems " bricked a Samsung laptop today. Unlike most of the reported cases of Samsung laptops refusing to boot, I never booted Linux on it - all experimentation was performed under Windows. It seems that the bug we've been seeing is simultaneously simpler in some ways and more complicated in others than we'd previously realised." On a related note, the Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system has been released.
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by bassbeast on Mon 11th Feb 2013 05:11 UTC
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Don't buy Samsung laptops. Their HDDs were great but I've heard enough horror stories of late to put them in the pass column for the time being. If I have a customer looking for a laptop i recommend Asus, I've had nothing but good luck from Asus from the EEE to their big 17 inchers, they make nice stuff.

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