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On Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:49:51 +0200
Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@decoulon.ch> wrote:

> AFAIK it could be usefull for *very* big disks (but I can't see
> their use on a laptop).

Yep, I remember reading about partitions > 2TB, thanks.
> Other than that, I can see only multiboot systems (Hackintoshes
> need it). I don't really know about Win8 - that I don't have or
> use.

I use Linux only (@home) since 1999 :)

> My undestanding is that *pre-installed* Windows 8 require
> UEFI & secure boot. But I once downloaded a test version of Win 8
> Enterprise (free from M$) and it installed perfectly (well... as
> perfectly as Windows can) on the IDE harddisk of an older
> dual-core machine, with, as far as I know, no UEFI (at least none
> I could turn on/off).

Good to know.

<Diziet> Fuck, I can't compile the damn thing and I wrote it !

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