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[Discuss] Disabling UEFI and dual booting Linux and Windows

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 2:34 PM, Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at> wrote:

> No, it isn't. But saying "some web site I read said something doesn't
> work" and taking it at face value is. A fair bit of the anti-UEFI
> sentiment comes from this kind of "evidence".

Saying "Let's test it" is the exact opposite of taking it at face value.

> I'll bet more of you have Secure Boot capable computers than you
> realize. Dell has been shipping UEFI Secure Boot firmware since August,
> maybe earlier, and the most recent "BIOS" firmware updates for most
> current models add Secure Boot to the options. If you've purchased Dell
> in the last couple of months or installed one of these firmware updates
> then you're running with UEFI Secure Boot. It's turned off, of course,
> just as I've been describing all along.

My last laptop purchase was about two years ago A.$300 Acer laptop,
including the cost of an 8 GB RAM upgrade. No Secure Boot, no UEFI,
just a plain old BIOS.

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