Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:34 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Hardware, Embedded Systems A big issue right now in the world of operating systems - especially Linux - is Microsoft's requirement that all Windows 8 machines ship with UEFI's secure boot enabled, with no requirement that OEMs implement it so users can turn it off. This has caused some concern in the Linux world, and considering Microsoft's past and current business practices and the incompetence of OEMs, that's not unwarranted. CNet's Ed Bott decided to pose the issue to OEMs. Dell stated is has plans to include the option to turn secure boot off, while HP was a bit more vague about the issue.
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Microsoft are bloody benign compared to Mobile phone carriers, estate agents and Fasthosts (f--king evil).

The fact that Microsoft is less evil than others does not make Microsoft benign. Are you really using bening and Microsoft in the same sentence?
All they have ever done is expected me to pay for something they produce

Wow, really, that's all they did? Nothing else?

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lucas_maximus Member since:

From me yeah.

Seriously ... you must never had worked with an "Digital Agency" ...

We recently had a quote for £500 to correct a Switch statement.

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