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rexbinary
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Re: Red Hat users pay up to run Fedora on Windows 8 machines

Here is Red Hat's official response:

Some conspiracy theorists bristle at the thought of Red Hat and other Linux distributions using a Microsoft initiated key registration scheme. Suffice it to say that Red Hat would not have endorsed this model if we were not comfortable that it is a good-faith initiative.
»www.redhat.com/about/news/archiv···ure-boot
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said by rexbinary:
Here is Red Hat's official response:
Some conspiracy theorists bristle at the thought of Red Hat and other Linux distributions using a Microsoft initiated key registration scheme. Suffice it to say that Red Hat would not have endorsed this model if we were not comfortable that it is a good-faith initiative.
»www.redhat.com/about/news/archiv···ure-boot

Well RH is as many know not exactly on my most liked Linux distros, and the NOT Welcome Mat and No Vacancy for them is definitely out!

This move only continues to ensure that continues.... As some one else here suggested... something stinks in this...in re RH's move...

As for UEFI... everyone is getting distracted by the "security" smoke and mirrors part of this crap! It has NOTHING TO DO WITH SECURITY. It makes a good cover story to LOCK OUT COMPETITION.

The issue is the complete, total, utter piece of crud a certain worthless pile of code posing as an OS is! Its so ridicously easy to infest these systems that have to go this route. ADDED BENEFIT, locks OUT COMPETITION for your product!

Thats the whole goal of this, regardless of what any of the companies involved in this spout... and the so called inventory is just being the shill to cover the real source of this and its goals.

Pay attention ASRock, etc... I am not going to purchase any MB wich this can not be completely 100% DISABLED! Or better non UEFI BIOS!

Same goes for you too Dell and company! We won't purchase any system that can not have the DISTRO of choice installed. Thats not the OS of choice, there is ONLY ONE CHOICE, its a distro choice. And well one set is out! Not that it ever was a choice to start any way...

RH, you protest too much! Theres more to this!


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said by rexbinary:

Here is Red Hat's official response:

Some conspiracy theorists bristle at the thought of Red Hat and other Linux distributions using a Microsoft initiated key registration scheme. Suffice it to say that Red Hat would not have endorsed this model if we were not comfortable that it is a good-faith initiative.

Carrot and a stick. Microsoft and good-faith, more like Red Hat being invited to the big boys table set before the kings.

As also said by tuxraider.. this is about locking the system and locking out competition by going along with a not-actual competitor's anti-competitive scheme. The friendly worded press releases are just fluff to keep the fans happy while using words that drive wedges and label those who don't agree as crazy in the minds of those who follow Red Hats path.
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