Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Sep 2011 22:06 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows After the walled garden coming to the desktop operating system world, we're currently witnessing another potential nail in the coffin of the relatively open world of desktop and laptop computing. Microsoft has revealed [.pptx] that as part of its Windows 8 logo program, OEMs must implement UEFI secure boot. This could potentially complicate the installation of other operating systems, like Windows 7, XP, and Linux.
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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Thu 22nd Sep 2011 23:50 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Haha. May be you do, but I don't have any deals with MS and I don't get any discounts from them, as most people as well. We pay more for the obvious reason of the Windows tax. As simple as it gets. And why can't we voice our opposition for this ridiculous claim of money for something that isn't used? This bundling is really illegal no matter what discounts you are talking about.

Regarding the DRM - I was saying that it's unnatural and against normal expectations of freedom. Not sure if you argued with that or not, your example was only supporting what I said.

Edited 2011-09-22 23:50 UTC

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RE[9]: Comment by shmerl
by lucas_maximus on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 06:55 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Haha. May be you do, but I don't have any deals with MS and I don't get any discounts from them, as most people as well. We pay more for the obvious reason of the Windows tax. As simple as it gets. And why can't we voice our opposition for this ridiculous claim of money for something that isn't used? This bundling is really illegal no matter what discounts you are talking about


Why are you buying something that says "Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Certified" if you have have no intention of using Windows ... WHY??

Vote with your wallet.

Regarding the DRM - I was saying that it's unnatural and against normal expectations of freedom. Not sure if you argued with that or not, your example was only supporting what I said.


Oh here we are again. Pretend not to understand the point.

I don't support it (not that it matters) ... It is just that normal people just don't really care and never will. They got real things to worry about, like Children and Bills ... not a pretend freedom fight against a company that supplies Computer Software.

Edited 2011-09-23 06:57 UTC

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RE[10]: Comment by shmerl
by nonoitall on Fri 23rd Sep 2011 08:02 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by shmerl"
nonoitall Member since:
2011-09-22

Why are you buying something that says "Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Certified" if you have have no intention of using Windows ... WHY??

Because it's cheaper. Just as an example: I can get an entry level laptop on Newegg for $330 USD. It has a 2 GHz dual-core Sandy Bridge-based Pentium CPU, 2GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Can you tell me where I might find a Linux or sans-OS laptop of equivalent specs for the same price? (It actually should be cheaper since no Windows license would be included.)

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