[clug-talk] Windows only bioses?

bogi khangyi at shaw.ca
Fri Sep 8 10:25:29 PDT 2006


my response:

http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=1999-05-18-011-05-NW-LF

Cheers
Szemir

On September 8, 2006 10:48, Neil Bower wrote:
> Was reading an article ( http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS7058002470.html
> ) which was an interview with Richard M. Stallman and came across this:
>
> "Q4: Was there anything else relevant from your travels that you would like
> us to know about?
>
> A4: I am currently in France. Here some companies sell computers whose BIOS
> prevents installation of anything but Windows. Customers with a certain
> amount of expertise may be able to get another BIOS from branches of the
> same companies in other countries, but ordinary users won't know how to do
> that.
>
> Also, we are concerned that the new French law, like the DMCA but even
> nastier, might prohibit the replacement of the BIOS if Windows is deemed to
> be a form of Digital Restrictions Management."




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