Just another obnoxious white list
Posted Nov 16, 2012 3:36 UTC (Fri) by ringerc
In reply to: Just another obnoxious white list
Parent article: Garrett: More in the series of bizarre UEFI bugs
Frankly, that issue is likely to be due to money-grabbing lock-in in in the name of FCC regulations that don't seem to affect Dell or Acer, just HP and Lenovo. Funny that.
I was bitten by this and remain angry about it. Lenovo have refused to cite any actual regulations, and when pressed changed their story to say that "various" rules around the world require this behaviour.
If they hadn't replaced my 3G card free-of-charge with one that's authorized by them I would've taken them to small claims court.
Please press them on this if you've been bitten too. They still haven't fixed their website and have stopped responding to correspondance.
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