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John A
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« on: September 22, 2011, 12:02:35 PM »

http://translate.google.se/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.idg.se%2F2.1085%2F1.405393%2Fwindows-8-datorer-satter-stopp-for-linux
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owiknowi
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 15:27:02 PM »

you might want to take a look here as well  Grin

i'm ever so happy mikrosovt keeps our best intere$t$ at heart; they truly want to make choices easy for us!

p.s. john, your link to http://open-pc.com/ is very useful! thanks again.
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John A
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 17:00:39 PM »

I must say I am litte worried about it. I used XP/Vista when I tryed Linux (Ubuntu) for the first time.
If that option will be gone when Windows 8 arrives what future are it for Linux at the desktop then?

Most ordinary people buy there Pc.s with Windows pre-installed. And if it will be to difficult to install/try Linux not many would care to do it.
It be only thoose who already using Linux since before that will continue with it. Undecided

But will it attract any newcomers? I have my doubts..
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owiknowi
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 17:52:00 PM »

easy enough: buy or build a computer(!) without a closed source os.  Grin

compare it, just for arguments sake, to them apples: one can only buy one of those apples if one accepts their software and eula. mikrosovt can do, or maybe already does without its own brand, likewise.

so in the end, is my uneducated guess, there also will be manufacturers going a whole different way...

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John A
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 23:51:21 PM »

I have ask about the Windows 8 computers here and if they will take a look at the issue:
http://www.konsumenteuropa.se/en/

Will be interesting to see the answer.

Here is another article:
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Community-fears-Windows-8-Secure-Boot-will-block-Linux-1347997.html
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owiknowi
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 07:09:54 AM »

thanks for the links john a.
personally i think mikrosovt will only succeed with computer brands who want to be solely sold with that specific os.

not every computer manufacturer will meet the demands of just one company, take a look at the server market: how many servers run a penguin?

there's also legislation in different parts of the world, like in the eu as you already pointed out.

so in the end, they maybe even have to launch their own hardware brand to make this work, just like them apples.
compare it to a car: like the looks of a brand but want to buy it with an engine from another brand; you can' t (therefore: buy only volvo's build till 1995  Grin )

p.s. good thing to notify a consumers organization on this newest 'idea' from the redmond moloch.
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