[GLLUG] Help for a newbie. Installing Ubuntu

Steve Parker steve at steve-parker.org
Tue May 24 00:53:47 UTC 2016

Not being an expert on PCs, let alone UEFI, that sounds ... unlikely. If 
it is the case, then the EU will be likely to go down harden on MS than 
they did when they broke a world record fining them in 2008 

On 23/05/16 21:28, Christopher Hunter via GLLUG wrote:
>> You may need to start windows, then go into security settings to turn 
>> off "windows protected boot" in the BIOS and allow it to boot from 
>> anything else. Microsoft will probably warn against any changes.
>> Chris Bell
> I've now seen three laptops that have Windows10 "baked in".  There is 
> no way to circumvent this - in the case of one machine, it was 
> actually infesting a flash RAM.
> The only answer is to boycott manufacturers who indulge in these 
> tricks.  If their sales suffer, perhaps they'll get the message. It's 
> still possible to buy Linux pre-installed machines from Dell, HP and 
> one or two others.  If you want machines without OS, there are several 
> options including Novatech (I bought three machines from them recently 
> for work).
> Cheers
> C.
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