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 Posted: Nov 7 2011, 07:37 AM
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Bott had spoken to Dell and HP and has got assurances that users will be able to determine what OS setup they have on their systems. He writes that in the case of HP, it was difficult to even find anyone who was familiar with UEFI.


Thanks for this article go to linuxforall @ wilders security forum.

Let's hope.
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 Posted: Nov 7 2011, 08:26 AM
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Sounds wonderful.
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 Posted: Nov 9 2011, 11:33 AM
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M$ worries about other OS's users? I don't belive.
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 Posted: Nov 9 2011, 05:58 PM
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This just looks like he called up HP and Dell customer support and asked, "hi, are you going to lock Linux users out?" Nobody at HP he spoke to was aware of UEFI? Hilarious. This is not a confirmation. Just a standard politically correct reply.

Dell is the only one that can be considered confirmed.

For the record: I don't think this is going to end up being a problem but the article is bad IMO.
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 Posted: Nov 10 2011, 05:41 PM
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QUOTE (Jcink @ Nov 9 2011, 12:58 PM)
This just looks like he called up HP and Dell customer support and asked, "hi, are you going to lock Linux users out?" Nobody at HP he spoke to was aware of UEFI? Hilarious. This is not a confirmation. Just a standard politically correct reply.

Dell is the only one that can be considered confirmed.

For the record: I don't think this is going to end up being a problem but the article is bad IMO.


For one, I share your thought. This article is not any reliable! rolleyes.gif
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 Posted: Nov 12 2011, 03:05 AM
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 Posted: Nov 14 2011, 09:20 AM
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If you put together your own pc don't think it would be much of a problem


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 Posted: Nov 14 2011, 09:23 PM
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If you put together your own pc don't think it would be much of a problem

Build your own PC people won't have any problems, but that's not the point. Most people do not build their own computers. When I first used Linux I installed it to a dell laptop. From a newb perspective... I don't know if I would have been okay at the time with going into the BIOS and disabling security. Or if it was complicated to do, I might not have bothered.

It's going to affect Linux adoption depending on what they choose to do.

You really can't build your own laptop or netbook either, that's only an option on the desktop.
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 Posted: Nov 15 2011, 08:43 AM
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QUOTE (Jcink @ Nov 14 2011, 10:23 PM)
QUOTE (feedmebits @ Nov 14 2011, 05:20 AM)
If you put together your own pc don't think it would be much of a problem

Build your own PC people won't have any problems, but that's not the point. Most people do not build their own computers. When I first used Linux I installed it to a dell laptop. From a newb perspective... I don't know if I would have been okay at the time with going into the BIOS and disabling security. Or if it was complicated to do, I might not have bothered.

It's going to affect Linux adoption depending on what they choose to do.

You really can't build your own laptop or netbook either, that's only an option on the desktop.


That's true, forgot about laptops/netbooks. And MS shouldn't be allowed to tell/force you what OS you have to use on the hardware you buy.


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