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]: Comment by kaiwai
by Alfman on Mon 10th Dec 2012 07:03 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

ssokolow,

I worry about that too. It is how most of us linux users picked it up originally: We either started by dual booting on an existing machine, or by completely wiping an old one. Without the option of trying linux on a "microsoft" computer, most of us would have never had the opportunity to start learning linux.

I'm thankful it hasn't come to that yet (on x86). But there's no doubt we are slowly loosing rights on our own machines, which few of us would have believed a few years ago. We cannot afford to let our guard down.

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