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: i would
by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 23:15 UTC in reply to "i would"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Nice approach ... for those not familiar with it .. it is called "voting with your wallet".

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RE[2]: i would
by Mellin on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 23:20 in reply to "RE: i would"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

lets see all laptops comes with windows 8 no i do not want a crapple craptop so voting with my wallet is impossible if i need a laptop!

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RE[3]: i would
by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 23:24 in reply to "RE[2]: i would"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

System 76, iXsystems, and I expect a few others.

As I said if you are paying for principle expect to pay a bit more ... that is how things work normally ... it is called economics.

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