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Re: [OT] Re: the ghost of UEFI and Micr0$0ft

On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:50:29 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> OT:
> 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 
say "NO".



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