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.
Thread beginning with comment 544425
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: I did my homework
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 6th Dec 2012 16:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I did my homework"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I understand that scale has something to do with it. But with everyone outsourcing all the work to foxconn and the like, at some point I'd imagine those to diminish a bit. As a company you still need to make some money and the price you can get on laptops will depend on the number you order, but the barier to entry is much lower than the days where you'd have to do all the assembly yourself.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[7]: I did my homework
by westlake on Fri 7th Dec 2012 05:35 in reply to "RE[6]: I did my homework"
westlake Member since:
2010-01-07

Yeah, I understand that scale has something to do with it. But with everyone outsourcing all the work to foxconn and the like, at some point I'd imagine those to diminish a bit.


The economies of scale in Windows extend to marketing and sales, service and support.

Then there is the lucrative after-market in sales of Windows hardware, software and peripherals.

The Windows-only THQ Humble Bundle is closing in fast on a $4 million return from 700,000 sales, with five days left to go.

Reply Parent Score: 2