[sf-lug] [TAML-net] two news items of interest to some.

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Tue Jul 12 10:46:24 PDT 2022

On 7/12/22 10:42, Paula Lieberman wrote:
> Where is the restraint of trade and antitrust lawsuit?

	So good to see your name Paula!
As for the lawsuits I hope they are brewing.

> On Tue, Jul 12, 2022, 1:38 PM Bobbie Sellers via TeamAmiga 
> <teamamiga at teamamiga.net <mailto:teamamiga at teamamiga.net>> wrote:
>     Hi Team,
>              You all should know by now that Lennart Poettering has left
>     Red Hat for
>     Microsoft. We don't know what he is doing there but maybe systemd for
>     MS's own Linux.  It will just make MS's Linux even less
>     attractive since Windows is a dependency.
>              But this is more obscure.
>              New Hardware on your to Buy List?
>        This is a warning about MS demanding Secure Core measure
>        implemented on new hardware from its selected brands.
>     <https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/11/lenovo_secured_core/?td=rt-3a <https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/11/lenovo_secured_core/?td=rt-3a>>
>     and this which has a bit of information about certificates.
>     <https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/60248.html
>     <https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/60248.html>>
>     So the secured core means that these machines will run only Windows.
>     So far no way around this has been found.
>     So if you want really new hardware you can find companies that produce
>     only Linux products and they cost a bit more than the generic Windows
>     machines that were adequate to our tasks in the past or you can buy
>     used machines without Secured Core.  Or you can build your own machine
>     or have it built for you.
>       From the original article:
>     Quote
>           Choosing a non-Windows OS on Lenovo Secured-core PCs is trickier
>           than it should be
>           What the powers that be have disabled in the BIOS, you must
>     enable
>     once more
>           Richard Speed Mon 11 Jul 2022 // 15:30 UTC
>           Lenovo's laptops caused a disturbance last week after a security
>     engineer found himself unable to boot up a copy of Linux due to
>     restrictions that are apparently insisted upon by Microsoft.
>     I hate Microsoft a lot after hearing about this.  But I have been
>     negative about them since my earliest encounter with the Mighty
>     Slippery Devil's Operating System (delivered from the Gates of Hell).
>              So be careful what you buy if you want to sensibly run Linux.
>     bliss
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