Is Microsoft using a next-generation computing boot-loading technology to lock out the use of Linux and other OSEs on certain computers? While Microsoft has denied malicious intent, one Red Hat developer maintains that this may be the case.

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Created by Linerd 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 42 weeks ago
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Lanadapter's picture


6 years 42 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago


does it really matter?

Even if microsoft didn't intend for windows 8 certified hardware to be malicious towards it's owner, it's actions will still result in this being true for some UEFI machines.

If MS truely wants to prove itself innocent of such a dirty tactic then it'd change it's requirements so that windows 8 PCs must allow UEFI to be disabled without any hacks.

I don't think they would though.

lozz's picture


6 years 42 weeks 1 hour 46 min ago


He'd love this

You're right! Ballmer would immediately take full advantage of anything that promised to make life difficult for Free Software. Windows uber alles!

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