[kwlug-disc] Windows 8 OEM specs may block Linux booting

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 14:39:36 EDT 2011


There is no intent to blame the hardware makers.  Forcing a company to
comply with competition limiting demands under the threat of your
entire product line becoming obsolete is the closest thing the
corporate world has to terrorism.

And really, how many generations of new hardware that is locked to
proprietary operating systems have to come and go before the "Linux
runs on old hardware" argument wears thin?

Brent

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM, William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> But, you're blaming the hardware companies for making decisions in their own self-interest.  Hardware companies don't care Windows or Linux.  If we LInux guys go out and buy new hardwares every time kernel level changes, then they would pay attention to Linux also.  Instead, Linux is promoted as means to avoid having to buy new hardwares.
> --
>
> William
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com>
>> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>> Cc:
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:04:06 PM
>> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Windows 8 OEM specs may block Linux booting
>>
>> Apple making its own hardware locked to their OS is completely
>> different from a software company manipulating hardware makers into
>> handing them near complete market dominance.
>>
>> Brent
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>  Maybe it is our own fault.
>>>
>>>  Remember how we complain about the iPhone saying "I don't need to
>> root my
>>>  PC, why do I have to do it with my Phone".
>>>
>>>  Now MS wants us to have a level playing field with mobile devices. I mean.
>>>  if its worked for apple and the market does not complain, it may work for
>>>  MS.
>>>
>>>  Raul Suarez
>>>
>>>  Technology consultant
>>>  Software, Hardware and Practices
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>>>  From: L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
>>>  To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
>>>  Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:38:32 AM
>>>  Subject: [kwlug-disc] Windows 8 OEM specs may block Linux booting
>>>
>>>
>>>  Apparently we may have to worry about breaking the digital locks on our
>> PCs'
>>>  boot systems before long...
>>>
>>>
>> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/205255/windows-8-oem-specs-may-block-linux-booting
>>>
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