Microsoft has asked Lenovo to make it harder to boot Linux on their computers.

obviously I know some really cool people who work at Microsoft but it's very funny to me that people have been harping on us FOSS types for not instantly forgiving them for 20 years of malice, and now we've got this. [1]

when Microsoft is asking manufacturers to prevent people from booting other OSes and not communicating as to why, they are positioning themselves as the enemy. it's that simple. if they want to be trusted by Linux users, they need to earn that trust.

we're about 2y away, by my estimation, from living in a bizarro world where x86 PCs are less open to free desktops than ARM Macs.

1: mjg59.dreamwidth.org/60248.htm

@tindall what's your take on builders like System76 and Framework ?

@elmiko @tindall are there another vendor, which use not Intel CPUs - maybe ARM or RISC which are good and maybe stabil?

I only know the pinebook pro as an Linux compatible ARM notebook. (Which does no fit my needs of quality and performance)

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@genofire @tindall i'm only familiar with pine64, but i have no experience using them.

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