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Postby roger64 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:00 am

Hi
Some months ago, we heard about the Fedora solution, then Ubuntu popped a different solution. Recently Suse gave some infos about its own.
Windows 8 is around the corner. And so, Linux Mint will ...
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Postby xenopeek on Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:40 am

Moved here by moderator

Will probably be similar :wink:
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Postby OldManHook on Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:29 pm

roger64 wrote:Hi
Some months ago, we heard about the Fedora solution, then Ubuntu popped a different solution. Recently Suse gave some infos about its own.
Windows 8 is around the corner. And so, Linux Mint will ...

So What?
I just don't get what the fuss is about...How many Linux users will Buy a Windows 8 computer just to install Linux :?:
There will be a supply of current Win 7/Vista OEM computers for at least Two (2) years..And from the way it look The OEM's might Just keep making Win 7 Computers for some time (XP)?..To me this is just much too do about N... :) :) ...More Hype from MS to sell more Junk..Also the OEM's is Mad that MS is making a tablet...So we might Just see some hardware that is not specs to MS... :idea:
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Postby Habitual on Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:13 pm

roger64 wrote:Hi
Some months ago, we heard about the Fedora solution, then Ubuntu popped a different solution. Recently Suse gave some infos about its own.
Windows 8 is around the corner. And so, Linux Mint will ...


Unless you are buying NEW hardware "designed for" Windows there's nothing to worry about.
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and the UEFI solution for Linux Mint will be...

Postby animaguy on Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:20 pm

This is a very interesting article.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/l ... dora/11187

Torvalds doesn't think Microsoft's spin on Windows 8 UEFI secure boot is really going to do for security.

"The real problem, I feel, is that clever hackers will bypass the whole key issue either by getting a key of their own (how many of those private keys have stayed really private again? Oh, that's right, pretty much none of them) or they'll just take advantage of security bugs in signed software to bypass it without a key at all."
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and the UEFI solution for Linux Mint will be...

Postby animaguy on Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Personally, I think hackers will have a field day with the new UEFI.

In the meantime Linux users will be buying old Win7 computers for bargain basement prices cause Win8 users will be spending all their money on new computers.
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