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    Default Lenovo UEFI Only Wants To Boot Windows, RHEL

    Phoronix: Lenovo UEFI Only Wants To Boot Windows, RHEL

    It turns out that for at least one of Lenovo's computer models, their UEFI implementation is explicitly checking for Windows or Red Hat Enterprise Linux and refusing to boot the UEFI-installed system if neither operating system is reported...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIyOTg

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Lenovo UEFI Only Wants To Boot Windows, RHEL
    With UEFI-secure-boot the freedom of choice died.

    You are not a Free Human you are a slave of big company’s like Microsoft or Red-Hat!

    That is the next-generation in the Nazi-Corporatism plan.

    Only Company do have rights and with more money in the share-hold of the company the right grow up.

    Xbox and PS3 prove that the company’s can do whatever they like with the "consumer" because they don't have any rights.

    O well yes you have the right to not buy Xbox,PS3,blue-ray(),dvd(css copy-protection),UEFI-secure hardware and in the next generation CPU's with build in DRM like Intel TCPA trusted computing and so one and so one.

    In other words you do have the right to DIE!

    You do not have the right to participate in the society because all "digital-land" is "private" and you have to give up all your rights to Google,Facebook,Microsoft,Sony,Valve if you want to contact your friends on there "platform" like "steam" .

    And there "house right" gives them the power to kick you out in no time.

    Welcome to the new world of no-human-rights in the digital land of the Internet-New-World-Order


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    Wait, they are "looking into the problem" when they explicitly coded a string check into the bios? That is not the sort of thing you can do by accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    Wait, they are "looking into the problem" when they explicitly coded a string check into the bios? That is not the sort of thing you can do by accident.
    No, but on the other hand, only a complete tool thinks that stupid shit like that happens because of some on-high corporate policy and not just because of an incompetent programmer who didn't think through what he was doing and half-ass fixed some other bug or misinterpreted spec.

    The classic corollary to Occam's Razor always holds true: never ascribe to malevolence that which can be explained by stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by necro-lover View Post
    slave of big company’s
    Nazi-Corporatism
    you do have the right to DIE!
    new world of no-human-rights
    Internet-New-World-Order
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanlon's_razor

    Quote Originally Posted by necro-lover View Post
    you have to give up all your rights to [...] Valve if you want to contact your friends on there "platform" like "steam" .
    *their.
    True, you need an account but so would you on a jabber server. But then I use https://code.google.com/p/pidgin-opensteamworks and it works reasonably well for text messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elanthis View Post
    No, but on the other hand, only a complete tool thinks that stupid shit like that happens because of some on-high corporate policy and not just because of an incompetent programmer who didn't think through what he was doing and half-ass fixed some other bug or misinterpreted spec.

    The classic corollary to Occam's Razor always holds true: never ascribe to malevolence that which can be explained by stupidity.
    an explicit check for "windows" and "red hat" is NOT a mistake made due to stupidity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by necro-lover View Post
    With UEFI-secure-boot the freedom of choice died. [...]
    Are you sure you're not Q? Because you really sound like him.

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    This kind of problems can only potentially affect PC bought with a M$ OS pre-installed , right ?

    or

    If one of these days i decide to DIY a new rig and buy a brand new MB can i also be in danger to buy a MB with an UEFI that at 1st boot will right away reject a vannila Linux Distro ?


    I'm talking in general terms and not about a specific brand of MB...

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    Quote Originally Posted by necro-lover View Post
    With UEFI-secure-boot the freedom of choice died.
    With UEFI SB reading comprehension died ... this has nothing to do with secure boot.

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    Default netxt computer

    The next computer I buy, I am going to ask the vendor and want in written paper that nothing is locked down...

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