[lug] linux laptop search

Quentin Hartman qhartman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 09:26:36 MDT 2013

Anything you get from a smaller ODM should be able to disable Secure Boot
easily. It's in their best interest to not lock stuff down. I like getting
my laptops from http://www.xoticpc.com/ . They'll sell you pretty much
whatever you want, barebones to fully loaded, and without an OS if you
don't want Winders at all. You could also look at System 76 or ZAReason.
Their machines seem nice, come w/ Linux out of the box, and in the case of
System 76, you'd be supporting a local business.

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Jonathan Corbet <corbet-bldrlug at lwn.net>wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:07:18 -0600
> "Michael J. Hammel" <mjhammel at graphics-muse.org> wrote:
> > I have no interest in secure boot.  I just want a system I can do
> > whatever I want to without artificial impediments.  As I understand it,
> > the only part of UEFI that might prevent that is Secure Boot.
> >
> > So has anyone recently purchased a laptop and found it easy to disable
> > Secure Boot?
> This really should not be a problem as long as you get an x86-based
> laptop.  Microsoft's certification rules *require* that you be able to
> turn off secure boot.  It should really just be a matter of getting
> into the BIOS configuration screen.
> That said, I've not had the luck to be able to get a new toy in the
> last year...
> jon
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