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