[ubuntu-uk] Interesting information in The Register that may be useful in evangelism

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Fri May 18 19:41:14 UTC 2012

On 18.05.12 20:18, Barry Titterton wrote:
> It seems that Microsoft will be shipping Win8 without the ability to
> play DVDs. They justify it by citing the rise in popularity of streaming
> media such as Netflix. Users who really want it will have to pay extra.
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/04/windows_media_dvd_playback_dead/
> MS tried this in the past, I think it was with MediaPlayer9, but back
> then users just shrugged and installed a free option such as VLC. But
> now, with Secure Boot, MS can make sure that users do not have another
> option. Except for upgrading to Ubuntu of course!

I don't think secure boot would stop you installing VLC, but it may stop
you installing Ubuntu.

That's my uninformed understanding, anyway.


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