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Old 02-27-2013, 09:01 PM   #31
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I must admit that I have not testet Windows/Linux on UEFI yet, but since I want to repartition my machine anyways in the near future I will give that a try and report back.
 
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:33 PM   #32
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Does giving Microsoft more control over PC hardware and the boot environment benefit or hurt consumers in the long run?
It hurts consumers because it limits choices and hinders competition. People should have the option to dual boot, run whatever OS they want on their PC.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 12:35 AM   #33
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Exactly. Microsoft can claim all they want we "lease" the OS from them, but if that's the case, then are we also "leasing" the hardware from the OEM also? We "buy" copies of software and buy hardware just the same, so why is it Microsoft gets to play pick and choose and nobody short of the US government has attempted to tell them this isn't how it works?
 
Old 02-28-2013, 05:10 AM   #34
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I must admit that I have not testet Windows/Linux on UEFI yet, but since I want to repartition my machine anyways in the near future I will give that a try and report back.
Please do this, because if you can get it to dual boot using BCD, I'd like to know how you did it.

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:39 AM   #35
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And yet you ignore the fact that ARM devices with that logo ARE locked-in and can ONLY boot secure boot. How long is it until x86 becomes the same or maybe even disappears, leaving you locked-in.
ARM devices are proliferating, ARM processors getting more powerful. And suddenly Microsoft get interested in ARM, and want that lock-in. That should get everybody's alarm bells ringing.
 
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:39 AM   #36
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There must be something to this stuff -- the "other" post "Slackware on UEFI" http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...fi-4175448945/ has, right now, 3,064 views. Somebody's interested, eh? Folks are concerned.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 08:59 AM   #37
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Well, here's something to consider. So far, I've only heard about being able to turn Secure Boot on or off. There's no way to set it to on for this OS, and off for another. Windows 8 will work without Secure Boot, but what about Windows 9? Most of the people I've known who have gotten into Linux (including myself) started on a machine where they dual booted it with Windows. I still know many people who don't personally care for Windows, but still have to keep it around because of work, hardware that isn't supported on Linux, or for other reasons. If a future version of Windows refuses to work with secure boot deactivated, that's a pretty big hurdle for a new user who isn't willing to switch entirely away from Windows. And it seems like the technical hurdles for supporting Secure Boot on Linux are much larger for the new user unless we accept Microsoft as the sole key authority, since their key is the only one shipping in firmware.

I can't see how Secure Boot doesn't either result in less Linux adoption, or giving a lot more control over Linux to Microsoft... that's why I care.
This has been my main concern about secure boot all along. Anyone who does not at least suspect that this may be the groundwork for some kind of a cynical ploy to lock out *nix systems, is being a little naive.

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ARM devices are proliferating, ARM processors getting more powerful. And suddenly Microsoft get interested in ARM, and want that lock-in. That should get everybody's alarm bells ringing.
[sarcasm]No, I'm sure you're just putting two and two together and making five... conspiracy theorist...[/sarcasm]

Last edited by cynwulf; 02-28-2013 at 12:14 PM. Reason: It's evening, I'm tired, so I'm not sure what the two posts following mine are about, but I've added some clarification...
 
Old 02-28-2013, 09:11 AM   #38
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No, I'm sure you're just putting two and two together and making five... conspiracy theorist...
No, I'm sure you're just putting two and two together and making three ... ignorant fool ...
 
Old 02-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #39
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Keep it clean, lay off you theoretic ignoramuses and conspirative fools.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 07:10 AM   #40
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And yet you ignore the fact that ARM devices with that logo ARE locked-in and can ONLY boot secure boot. How long is it until x86 becomes the same or maybe even disappears, leaving you locked-in.
One this note, see:
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/1...intel-kill-x86
 
Old 03-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #41
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I can only repeat what I said before on various occasions: On ARM (almost) anyone is locking the devices, yet nobody is blaming Apple or the manufacturers using Android for that, but once Microsoft with its negligible marketshare in the ARM world does the exact same thing the whole world is crying out loud how they are occupying our hardware.
Guess what? The same thing that works on x86 hardware (look out what you are buying and that you can use it in the way you intend to) is also working on ARM devices: Want to use Linux on your ARM device? Then simply don't buy a Windows machine. Why would you do that anyway if you don't plan to use Windows?
 
Old 03-08-2013, 03:04 PM   #42
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I wish Linus would yank Linux away from Red Hat and forbid them to release, work on, or contribute anything to Linux anymore. I won't bring up why, again, but it involves a certain "developer" who shall be known as "He Who Shall Not Be Named".
I believe a better term for him would be "The Microshaft Enabler".
 
  


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