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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] no-easy-way-install-linux-windows-8

From: Ramana Kumar
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] no-easy-way-install-linux-windows-8
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2012 09:35:08 +0100

I would guess that the number of people in the market for free
hardware (which includes all of us presumably) is not so small that
free hardware is going to completely disappear.
Am I wrong about that?
I know when it comes time for me to buy a new computer I will be
looking for one on which I can install my preferred GNU variant and I
expect some company to be happy to sell such a machine to me.

The main problems seem to me: how expensive is that machine going to
be? and, what about everyone else's freedom, especially those who
didn't care when they bought the hardware but then learned?

On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM, al3xu5 / dotcommon
<> wrote:
> just to remember us that we all have a BIG problem here:
> Installing Linux on Windows 8 PCs: No easy answers | ITworld
> Free Software Foundation recommendations for free operating system
> distributions considering Secure Boot — Free Software Foundation — working
> together for free software
> TechBytes Episode 69: Richard Stallman on Restricted Boot (UEFI), Coreboot,
> GRUB, and Boot Freedom | Techrights
> fedora's or ubuntu's "solutions" are NOT solutions... in my opinion, such kind
> of approach - that simply try to overcome the obstacle (as long, not for long,
> will be allowed to do it) - are as a passive and implicit acceptance of an
> injustice, encourage us to not fight enough for a radical solution (as the
> total elimination of any TC/DRM system) and leave room for the enemies of our
> freedom for future abuse others: in this way end up being part of the problem
> than a solution ...
> but, more generally, we have a pressing need to fight in a radical way against
> the increasing pervasiveness of systems TC/DRM... before it's too late!
> i think that avoid buying hardware (computers, smartphones, readers, etc.) 
> with
> Restricted Boot (UEFI) and/or ANY pre-installed proprietary operating system
> can be a first step, but it certainly is not remotely enough ...
> regards
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