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[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I will keep on arguing the same stuff whatever the evidence presented to me.</sarcasm>

Dell and HP have said they will support disable secure boot. Why don't you actually like raeg when they like "don't" do what they say. Since the statements are perfectly clear to me ... apparently not Thom ... I don't see what the problem is.

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RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by shmerl on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 22:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

See above. Disabling secure boot is not a proper solution for this problem.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

How about you explain, but I doubt you can.

Edited 2011-11-03 22:27 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I will keep on arguing the same stuff whatever the evidence presented to me


It's so good that you can admit that to yourself.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Very clever mate ... Comon ... it the usual "We hate Microsoft and there is a massive conspiracy against Linux" ...

Edited 2011-11-04 10:31 UTC

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