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

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 21 17:07:54 EDT 2011


I hope it was properly conveyed that "It's our own fault" was tonge in cheek.


But remember that for most people "PC" means Windows thanks to the cleaver MS marketing and if you convince them that you are selling them a "more secure PC" they may very well buy it.

We know that having the ability to boot from CD is a big advantage for support purposes but the users may be easlily scared into thinking that it is a security hole.

If the users (clients) are convinced, then the HW vendors will be forced by the market to provide that level of "security".

Raul Suarez


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From: R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com>
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
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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> http://rarsa.blogspot.com/
> An eclectic collection of random thoughts
> 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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