From LinuxBSDos.com.Hispalinux (in Spanish), a representative organization for Linux users in Spain, has lodged a complaint against Microsoft to the European Commission, the European Union’s executive body.
The Linux Foundation just announced that they have found a solution for the new BIOS of the upcoming Windows 8 PC. In short, if you are to purchase a Windows 8 PC in the near future, you will be able to install your favorite Linux distro on it.
It has never been a problem to install Linux alongside with Windows on store-bought Windows computers.
Soon after I got my paws on a Windows 8 Pro installation DVD, I began what I thought would be a simple process of setting up a dual-boot system between it and Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop on an SSD. The SSD is a 2.5″ 128 GB unit from OCZ Technology Group, Inc., which I have already used to dual-boot Windows 7 and older versions of Ubuntu.
A user who was dual-booting Xubuntu and Windows 8 has reported that one of the latest updates for Windows 8 has actually deleted the GRUB and switched UEFI to secure boot. Linux users are not strangers to the problems caused by dual-booting. It’s a well-known fact that if you install Windows on a PC or laptop that already has a Linux operating system it will delete the boot loader.
"Hispalinux, a Spanish association representing Linux users and developers, has filed an EU complaint against Windows 8s UEFI Secure Boot, calling it a de facto technological jail for computer booting systems.
I'm in the common yet unenviable position of having the older Windows 8 keys (one OEM non-Pro version - key in BIOS, one retail boxed copy Pro version), yet wanting to easily install Windows 8.1 whenever I want to re-install windows. I'm tired of waiting for the windows update, reboot cycle, repeat ad nauseam.