Re: [OT] Re: the ghost of UEFI and Micr0$0ft
On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:50:29 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-06-06 at 14:41 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> Windows users with secure boot enabled who want to boot a different OS
>> should ask MS how to do it, don't you think? They have paid for what
>> they have installed.
> IIRC it's not allowed to run a Linux on the same machine, beside a
> Windows, regarding to the Microsoft license or warranty, support.
Is there any paper that supports that? I really doubt it, given that MS
is under the eyes of the anti-monopoly parties in many countries.
> AFAIK Suse, resp. Novell made a deal with Windows and it's the only
> Linux a Windows customer is allowed to run on a Windows machine.
> Perhaps just half of half-truth.
Hopefully none of that is true. The deal was to protect Novell users from
a possible patent lawsuit taken by MS, among other things...
> However, I don't like a proprietary software company being the one to
> handle keys. They will abuse this impact.
What annoys me is that I feel like the rats of the Hamelin legend while
MS takes the pied piper role. We, FLOSS users, have to start learning to