Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 6th Dec 2012 05:26 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes With computers now shipping with UEFI Secure Boot enabled, users of any OS other than Windows 8 will want to know how to circumvent it. Jesse Smith of DistroWatch tells how he did it here. The Linux Foundation describes its approach here. If you want to boot an OS other than Windows 8, you'll want to figure this out before you buy that new computer.
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RE: I did my homework
by Kivada on Thu 6th Dec 2012 09:38 UTC in reply to "I did my homework"
Kivada
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2010-07-07

Zareason, System76, Ohava and Think Penguin all sell machines where the ONLY preinstalled option is Linux. My guess is that they'll have you covered on circumventing UEFI.

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RE[2]: I did my homework
by moondevil on Thu 6th Dec 2012 13:02 in reply to "RE: I did my homework"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

They are not available everywhere though.

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RE[3]: I did my homework
by lucas_maximus on Thu 6th Dec 2012 13:50 in reply to "RE[2]: I did my homework"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

System 76 is pretty terrible.

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RE[3]: I did my homework
by zima on Tue 11th Dec 2012 00:25 in reply to "RE[2]: I did my homework"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

A hop across the Oder, and: visiting "laptops" category of ceneo.pl (possibly the most popular and well-known here catalogue of products and online shops; surely you have similar services...) quite often shows a model without Windows at the top of popularity; and generally, "no OS" & "Linux" filters give http://www.ceneo.pl/Laptopy;017P8-250094-250095.htm few hundred results. Can't be that different in DE ...plus you can always shop in PL.

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