Installing Linux on Windows 8 PCs: No easy answers

Posted by sjvn on Jul 31, 2012 9:38 PM EDT
IT World; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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Here's Microsoft's plan: Every new PC sold with Windows 8 will be locked up tight with Microsoft's UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) secure boot on. Microsoft says that this is to help secure your PCs from rootkits and malware. It also happens to stop you from easily installing Linux or any other operating system, such as Windows 7 or XP, on a Windows 8 system. Thanks Microsoft. We really needed that kind of protection!

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Microsoft Secure Boot Could Ban Windows From PCs henke54 5 503 Aug 30, 2012 10:32 AM
Use open hardware with open source software henke54 5 633 Aug 5, 2012 3:46 PM
I have to admit I really liked the graphic they came up with BernardSwiss 0 388 Aug 3, 2012 11:11 PM

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