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nec207 10-12-2012 12:23 AM

Microsoft to stop Linux, older Windows, from running on Windows 8 PCs !!!
 
Microsoft to stop Linux, older Windows, from running on Windows 8 PCs !!!


I will never support any company out there that has monoply and plays dirty like this no matter if 1,000,000,000 times better .

This is just wrong and no court lawsuit on this trust laws is major joke of the US political system of goverment and court run by neoconservative.


http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...ows-8-pcs/9589

What I don't get is why Microsoft cares !! If I buy computer and it has windows 8 on it and I hate windows 8 and put older windows on it or Linux what does Microsoft care they made their money !! Just like I can buy a computer with windows 8 and put the computer in the garage and never turn it on. They still made money of me.It sort of like if I gone to store buy mac computer from apple and put Linux has main OS on it or just never turn the computer on they still made money.

Or is this some kind of kick backs over the search engines giving cut of their profit to Microsoft over OS using the search engines .

John VV 10-12-2012 01:53 AM

you might want to do a bit of research

it is a way " over the top" way to "try" to stop rootkits and boot viruses from running on windows
the " basic idea" is not that bad
just the implementation , that sucks big time ( and is likely to CAUSE many many many law suits - think anti-trust on ARM cpu';'s)

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I will never support any company out there that has monoply and plays dirty like this no matter if 1,000,000,000 times better
do you where eye glasses ??? if so then YOU DO

nec207 10-12-2012 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by John VV (Post 4803597)
you might want to do a bit of research

it is a way " over the top" way to "try" to stop rootkits and boot viruses from running on windows
the " basic idea" is not that bad
just the implementation , that sucks big time ( and is likely to CAUSE many many many law suits - think anti-trust on ARM cpu';'s)


do you where eye glasses ??? if so then YOU DO

What does rootkits and boot viruses have do with it? A proper OS does not get rootkits and boot viruses if has no read or write access . Now BIOS getting rootkits and boot viruses is other story.

TobiSGD 10-12-2012 06:57 AM

Not another thread about Secure Boot, we have already answered most questions about this here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ge-4175417476/

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just the implementation , that sucks big time ( and is likely to CAUSE many many many law suits - think anti-trust on ARM cpu';'s)
Would you please be so kind to elaborate what in the implementation of Secure Boot exactly sucks?
And would you please be so kind to explain why there should be anti-trust law suits against Microsoft in a market where they a) have no monopoly and b) it is common practice by almost any vendor to lock down the devices?

NyteOwl 10-12-2012 07:39 PM

The only ARM machines that are locked to Windows 8 are those that bear the Windows certification logos and ship with Windows pre-installed. If you intend on running something else on ARM hardware, just don't buy a unit with Win 8 pre-isntalled and there won't be any issue.

It5 would be interesting to see if the Microsoft keys used by Ubuntu et al would permit use of such hardware.

273 10-14-2012 12:26 PM

I am interested whether this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...cs-4175432030/
will mean that other OSs can boot on Windows ARM devices also.

linux_BSD 10-14-2012 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by nec207 (Post 4803548)
Microsoft to stop Linux, older Windows, from running on Windows 8 PCs !!!


I will never support any company out there that has monoply and plays dirty like this no matter if 1,000,000,000 times better .

Yet, you seem to have the MS logo on many of your posts. Don't worry I am not a linux zealot. It doesn't bother me what OS anybody uses. I do agree that a secure boot feature is wrong. I don't care if it is by MS or any other company. If a person buys a computer I feel they should be able to put anything on it and not be restricted even if it's MS intentions to protect your windows 8 PCs.

I don't use windows anymore but when I did in the past I rarely got viruses and malware because I was careful and proactive and I didn't have an IE explorer with tons of third party toolbars where many of them are malware.

sundialsvcs 10-14-2012 10:09 PM

In the quest for a "flaming headline," the poster apparently forgot that (a) the feature can be turned-off, and (b) operating systems other than Microsoft's can be compatible with it.

Even though you might equate this particular type of machine with one operating system, believe it or not, there is a world "beyond Microsoft." Dozens of operating systems run on this type of cheaply-available hardware ... and, they always will.


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