[sf-lug] Fwd: [OT'ish] The newest monopolist tactic from Microsoft (and Intel)

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Tue Sep 27 09:16:56 PDT 2011

	As you can see I am forwarding from the alt.os.linux.mandriva 
newsgroup. This is about how MS wants to use UEFI to lock only Windows 8
and its signed proprietary software into the newer computers.
	Bobbie Sellers

-------- Original Message --------
From: Aragorn <stryder at telenet.be.invalid>
Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.mandriva,alt.os.linux.ubuntu
Subject: [OT'ish] The newest monopolist tactic from Microsoft (and Intel)
Followup-To: alt.os.linux.mandriva,alt.os.linux.ubuntu
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 18:00:02 +0200
Organization: A noiseless patient Strider
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Message-ID: <j5sru2$6m1$3 at dont-email.me>

My apologies to those who will find this topic too advocacy-related, but
this issue has been the subject of hot debate these days on the Gentoo
developer mailing list.

Someone in be.comp.os.linux posted the following URL - well, actually,
the long URL, and I have taken the liberty of shortening it via
TinyURL - and as I was already witness to the debate on the Gentoo
mailinglists [*], I took out the opportunity of giving you guys the

I'm setting the follow-up to both groups so as to prevent newsreaders
from inadvertently setting a follow-up first and then cutting off the
other group later.



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