• krolden
    1 year ago

    Not accurate. You just have to disable secure boot and/or whatever the new Microsoft feature is in the firmware. You can still install Linux just fine or even use your own secure boot keys (or the Debian/Ubuntu keys) or just run it with secure boot disabled.

    The laptop even has an option to ship with Linux as an OS. This is a lot of outrage over nothing.


    Lately it feels like the computer enthusiasts have been losing their ability to think critically and just react to whatever shit story fills their void of outrage.

    EDIT: from https://www.neowin.net/news/lenovo-thinkpad-ryzen-6000-laptops-with-microsoft-pluton-refuse-to-run-linux-by-default/

    There is a silver lining though as folks who wish to run Linux on a Lenovo laptop with Secure Boot can do so by enabling the “Allow Microsoft 3rd Party UEFI CA” option in the BIOS. Here are the steps:

    Boot into the BIOS setup menu. Reboot your PC and when the “To interrupt normal startup, press Enter” message is displayed press the F1 key

    In the BIOS menu select the “Security” option and the “Secure Boot” sub-menu. Toggle the “Allow Microsoft 3rd party UEFI CA” to be “On”

    Press F10 to save and reboot

    • @kixik@lemmy.mlOP
      11 year ago

      I don’t think the concern raised is a technical one though, and some people think there’s a lock-in strategy, which you might or might not overcome depending on your skills.


      Though it’s clear technically you can always look for ways to overcome those, whether totally disabling secure boot, when possible, or looking for using 3rd party certificates. Whatever it is. Definitely not as straight forward as it used to be.


      Just disregarding the lock-in strategy, because there are ways, doesn’t seem fair. But in the end it’s up to anyone to agree or not to agree.

      My suggestion for those not looking for dual boot computers, is to go for gnu+linux pre-installed computers, that might save you some time, and frustration before being able to get your computer to do what you really want.