--- In LINUX_Newbies@yaho..., "G.LinuxDucks" <g.linuxducks@...> wrote:
> Then there is also the home computers for sale with Linux preloaded too,
> which should remain an option. Okay here is a latest but when I look at
> UAC in Vista being circumvented by malware finally, and as well all that
> refused to use it from the beginning, only complete newbies will be
> clueless and no one will probably even use it knowing better that yet
> another Microsoft security disaster is looming over precious earned and
> spent dollars for equipment. They cracked UAC, they will crack this....
> (More double talk...)
> Windows 8 Dual Boot Possible If 'Secure Boot' Disabled
> Microsoft addressed a claim that Windows 8 will not allow Linux
> operating systems to coexist in a dual-boot configuration on PCs, based
> on use of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) standard. The
> debunking of that claim was ...
> http://redmondmag.com/articles/2011/09/23/windows-8-dual-boot-possible-if-secure-boot-disabled.aspx >
In my world preloaded with Linux machines are irrelevant. Do they even still exist? Don't answer that as it is inconsequential. What concerns me is that the vast overwhelming majority of machines that will be made at some point in time in the future will likely be shipped with this new "feature" and that may preclude their usefulness entirely for me.
At the very least it is going to cause endless headaches in Linux support. Yet another hurdle for the great unwashed masses of Linux newbies to overcome. like we need more problems! This is sure shaping up to be an intentionally manufactured one targeted against Linux.
Any way you cut it I am going to be adversely affected by this with absolutely no positive benefits. Thanks for screwing me again Microsoft!