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[LINK] Windows 8 PCs Reject Linux Builds: Antitrust Complaint Filed

Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

http://www.infoworld...icrosoft-215254

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Microsoft requires the UEFI Secure Boot to be installed by manufacturers on PCs that run Windows 8. While this protects PCs against malware and the installation of other unwanted software, it also makes it harder for users to install Linux-based operating systems on Windows 8 PCs.


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Re: [LINK] Windows 8 PCs Reject Linux Builds: Antitrust Complaint Filed

Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:19 AM

Old news is old, and most linux users know how to go into the bios (uefi) and turn it off. It's hardly a hurdle one would have to jump to install linux. Especially considering some of the hoops that used to have to be jumped years ago, and people jumped them just fine with little complaint.

I'd go as far to say that having to do so, with out knowing, will be your first introduction to how linux has a much higher learning curve than windows. So get ready now, this is going to be fun.

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