Things like this is why no one likes Linux and Linux users.
No this has nothing to do with LINUX not being good but Microsoft forcing Windows 8 on you....
I mean let me take Linux out of the equation for you.Windows 8 runs like a snail or you just don't like it and you decide you want to buy and install Windows 7 insteadWhoops Not GOING TO ALLOW IT...
. you can't because the only OS your computer thinks is a Valid install is Windows 8.
And in some of the OEM's there is no bios option to remove or disable this check.
The easy way to edit this is allow the OEM's to have a bios that can be downloaded to allow people to turn it off.
What this boils down to is Allow the user the choice
I mean what if people buy a PC with Windows 8 and decide they don't like it at all... and they want to install the following.
But their computer won't allow them to do this.
This is as they are trying to show is the same option as Microsoft locking people into having IE installed by default.
However, the computer is sold as computer with pre-installed Windows OS.
Stop crying and buy a Linux computer instead.
The other thing to look at is -- people say "BUY a Linux Computer" well that limits the choices and those choices are not very strong computers.
Other than -https://www.system76.com
But still there are not a lot of options- They don't even offer any AMD chip-sets.
Some of these people don't mind paying for a computer with Windows but also like the CHOICE to have a dual boot
as well.I mean would you want a computer where you can't even choose which OS you want on it?
And for my Wife that is a necessity to be able to boot to a USB key that has Suse for her work.
The is what her company uses as it's business OS.
So for her it is that she get a computer that is not so new than?
That is the complaint in an easy nutshell. Where they claimed to secure an OS but it has side effect and that is limiting the choices people can have with their computers.