Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 11:11 UTC
Fedora Core "Fedora 18 will be released at around the same time as Windows 8, and as previously discussed all Windows 8 hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default. [...] We've been working on a plan for dealing with this. It's not ideal, but of all the approaches we've examined we feel that this one offers the best balance between letting users install Fedora while still permitting user freedom." Wait for it... "Our first stage bootloader will be signed with a Microsoft key."
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RE: Comment by Radio
by ilovebeer on Thu 31st May 2012 17:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by Radio"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

This, is a friggin' scam. It is "only" 99$, but 99$ is already 99$ too much in Microsoft's pocket. When is the limit when we can finally call it for what it is, "extortion", "racket"?

And that is just the beginning; everything else in this post is deeply, deeply infuriating.

See that, ilovebeer? That is the shitty world you let develop, because "Companies have the right to legally protect their investment and interests".

What exactly are you blowing holes in your underwear about? There's no extortion going on. Did you not get the memo that UEFI isn't even a vendor requirement?

The next time you want to yell "FIRE!" in a movie theater, ..make sure there's an actual fire.

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