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Concur with other comments re: restricted boot
Posted Jan 1, 2013 0:16 UTC (Tue) by daniel (subscriber, #3181)
Not to say that antitrust suits should not be launched over restricted boot. I would gladly support that. Sue everybody in sight, especially in Europe where the penalties are likely to be more than token. It's an outrage and yet another embarrassing failure of regulation and business ethics.
Posted Jan 1, 2013 0:21 UTC (Tue) by daniel (subscriber, #3181)
Posted Jan 1, 2013 0:48 UTC (Tue) by khc (subscriber, #45209)
Posted Jan 1, 2013 1:33 UTC (Tue) by Trelane (subscriber, #56877)
Posted Jan 1, 2013 1:37 UTC (Tue) by khc (subscriber, #45209)
Posted Jan 2, 2013 11:30 UTC (Wed) by nhippi (subscriber, #34640)
I also think restricted boot will be blessing in disguise - It finally opens the market for Linux hardware specialists.
Posted Jan 1, 2013 1:35 UTC (Tue) by Trelane (subscriber, #56877)
Posted Jan 1, 2013 17:22 UTC (Tue) by ebirdie (subscriber, #512)
On the page there is quite hallow asterisk in the end of first clause. Scrolling the page down all the way to bottom you'll get:
"*All systems, including those with Linux or without an operating system installed are built a stress tested under Microsoft Windows. If Linux or no operating system is selected Microsoft Windows will be erased after stress testing has completed successfully. We can only provide limited support Linux operating system problems."
Of course offering Ubuntu as option is better than mainstream of vendors can do, what I can tell, but still I wouldn't call this a Linux hardware vendor offering hardware stress tested as equally or, preferably, better with Linux than with Windows. There isn't any word, whether the components they use in their assemblies are assured to have decent working drivers in Ubuntu as in Windows or do they happily sell you a system with Ubuntu, but they don't make any claims that e.g the graphics card works beyond very basic fb-driver offering only VGA resolutions.
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