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[6]: I did my homework
by FishB8 on Thu 6th Dec 2012 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I did my homework"
FishB8
Member since:
2006-01-16

I think this is very misleading. The laptops from system76 are no different than the windows laptops. They are just re-branded versions of the same hardware sold with windows installed.

Just because it's sold by system76 doesn't mean you can modify the installation without knowing what you are doing and expect it to still work.

You'll find the same type of complaints about hardware not working for just about any set of components.

I've been using a System76 laptop for about 18 months now. Dual boots windows7 and Gentoo. Works just fine.

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RE[7]: I did my homework
by lucas_maximus on Thu 6th Dec 2012 17:53 in reply to "RE[6]: I did my homework"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Kinda negates their main selling point then doesn't it.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I'd agree. If I'm buying a "linux laptop" they'd better have put in popular hardware that's well supported by open source drivers, which will ensure its compatibility with future versions of linux for quite some time.

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