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[Discuss] Disabling UEFI and dual booting Linux and Windows

>>>>> "Derek" == Derek Martin <invalid at> writes:

    Derek> On Sun, Nov 04, 2012 at 03:14:32PM -0500, Laura Conrad wrote:
    >> >>>>> "Rich" == Rich Pieri <richard.pieri at> writes:
    Rich> I'll bet more of you have Secure Boot capable computers than you
    Rich> realize. 
    >> So how do we tell?

    Derek> A better question might be, "Does it matter?"  Even if your
    Derek> hardware is capable, sounds like it probably doesn't affect
    Derek> you unless A) you're running a compatible OS with the feature
    Derek> enabled, and intend to dual-boot on that machine, or B) you
    Derek> specifically want to test installs with it, for purposes of
    Derek> installfest or other.

I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter to me at the moment (I've bought a
computer in the last year, but it was a refurb from a year or so before

However, I typically install Linux leaving whatever Windows the machine
comes with installed, so that if something doesn't work I have a shot at
telling whether it's hardware or software.  And when Amazon or somebody
manages to make it too difficult to use Linux, I have a shot at getting
my download anyway.  So when I buy a computer that has it enabled, it
will matter (in some infrequent but often high-pressure situations) if I
don't figure out how to deal with it.

Laura   (mailto:lconrad at, twitter: @serpentplayer)
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