Re: Red Hat Will Pay Microsoft To Get Past UEFI Restrictions

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On 06/03/2012 12:20 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
On 06/03/2012 12:03 PM, x414e54 wrote:
Even my friends, I tell them about linux, and they are very skillful
with computers but have no intention to use anything that is not
pre-installed on their system.

Yes. I tell friends that it's free and they're interested, but afraid to try it because they "need" Windows programs. I tell them that there are Linux equivalents that can read/edit/write files that the Windows programs understand and they're more interested. They ask about anti-virus and I explain that the malware that's currently out there in the wild bounces when it hits Linux and they're impressed. But they don't change, they don't try it, they don't even burn and try a LiveCD to see what it's like. They just can't imagine freeing themselves of Windows.

That's just it - 95% of computer users use windows.
I seriously doubt they give a hoot if open source users
end up being left  out in the cold.
3rd party developers of SW (and freeware), be it for *nix*
or for windows,  will have to also shell bucks to MS to sign
their blobs??
Someone's gain is a great loss to many.
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