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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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 21:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Angry much.

You are going off on one for the sake of it ... TBH I have heard more FUD from the FLOSS community than anyone about Windows 8 ..

But never mind you guys like to raeg about whatever.

As I keep saying OEMs would be mental to stop people booting Widnows 7 since most businesses have only or just started testing for Win7 ... and won't want to move til nearer 2020.

But you know you can keep on reacting on your emotions and talking crap .. since that is largely what most people do here.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

But you know you can keep on reacting on your emotions and talking crap .. since that is largely what most people do here.


And what you're doing is reasonable, calm, and utterly rational and not at all abrasive, right?

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

And what you're doing is reasonable, calm, and utterly rational and not at all abrasive, right?


Well I keep on replying will well reasoned arguments but everyone seems to go into "Microsoft is the EVILZ!" mode ... and cannot seem to go beyond that.

So after attacking arguing with a logical one must assume the other person has an Agenda, usually pro floss ... or trolling ... so I attack that ... Problem??

OEMS will not stop the installation of Windows 7 for pure business reasons ... something which you keep on ignoring .. and I have said in POST 1.

Which is for some odd reason is ignored :-|

Edited 2011-11-03 22:10 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Fri 4th Nov 2011 02:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Angry much.

No.

You are going off on one for the sake of it

No.

As I keep saying OEMs would be mental to stop people booting Widnows 7 since most businesses have only or just started testing for Win7


So have I. I don't think most OEM's will prevent other OS to be installed or, in case of server hardware, even enable secure boot by default. That doesn't mean this isn't a potential problem and going off on a rant against RH/C/FSF and the FOSS community, who's trying to prevent the problem, is just lame.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So have I. I don't think most OEM's will prevent other OS to be installed or, in case of server hardware, even enable secure boot by default. That doesn't mean this isn't a potential problem and going off on a rant against RH/C/FSF and the FOSS community, who's trying to prevent the problem, is just lame.


There is no evidence that there is going to be a problem.

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