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

Dan Murphy mmdmurphy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 09:23:38 PDT 2011

I am going to be "devils advocate" and say that I don't see this
lock-down happening (or, at least, there will be a way around it).


Remember all the 'crud' Microsoft got in Europe for bundling IE (and
only IE) with Windows ??

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Bobbie Sellers
<bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> wrote:
>        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 --------
> Path:
> eternal-september.org!mx04.eternal-september.org!feeder.eternal-september.org!.POSTED!not-for-mail
> 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
> heads-up.
> 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.
>        http://tinyurl.com/6c2stj7
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