[Linux-aus] Stand up for Linux. Stop Microsoft killing Desktop Linux.
me at luke.asia
Sat Sep 24 19:20:10 EST 2011
Hi Steve and List,
Here is a shortened link to complaint form, they don't appear to have a
relevant email: http://1ab.in/B (capitalization matters)
Also the ACCC Infocentres phone number is *1300 302 502* or +*612 6243 1305
Thanks for your support.
On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 11:43 AM, Steve Dalton <steve at refactor.com.au>wrote:
> Hi Luke
> Just put in my complaint.... I can't imagine it is legal - but we've
> seen worse in the past - so I'm not surprised they are trying
> something like this.
> Is the original email on a page somewhere that we can point people to
> from twitter etc?
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 8:50 PM, Luke Martinez <me at luke.asia> wrote:
> > Yes, this message is as bleak as it sounds. I appoligise if you have
> > seen a similar message. We need to act!
> > Hello,
> > It as part of the Windows 8 OEM scheme Microsoft requires the OEM's to
> > down the computer to only run windows 8 or other "authorized" OS'es via a
> > signature system. for "security" reasons.
> > Put simply, Microsoft as part of their OEM system require all new
> > computers shipping with windows 8 to use secure signing keys to
> > prevent 'unauthorized software' from running on the computer. This
> > will prevent all free software operating systems from running on the
> > computers that come with OEM by default.
> > So, we need YOU to stand up for Linux in Australia (and other countries)!
> > Simply follow these easy steps.
> > 1. Click this link: here
> > 2. Fill out your concerns. (Find an attached letter for reference)
> > 3. Submit with Personal Information (note result, post interesting stuff)
> > 4. Tell your friends to do the same
> > 5. (optional) Forward this to your favourite Linux Mailing List
> > Regards,
> > Luke Martinez
> > me at luke.asia
> > Here is some more info for those who don't know:
> > http://video.ch9.ms/build/2011/slides/HW-457T_van_der_Hoeven.pptx
> > (slide 11) 
> > http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/5552.html 
> > 
> > Here is the reference letter:
> > To ACCC
> > I have recently learnt that any new computer or laptop that ships with
> > upcoming Windows 8 Operating System will not be able to run any other
> > Operating System. Microsoft's new UEFI Secure Boot system prevents
> > 'unauthorized software' from running on any new computer sold with
> > 8. Making a system that ships with only Micrsoft Windows not being able
> > boot a copy of Linux or any other operating system. I wish to use Linux
> > future computers, and this will not allow me to use Linux at all.
> > is engaging in seriously anti-competitive behaviour by forcing the
> > of all competitors. (See:
> > ) Not only will Microsoft kick out Linux off the computers, they will
> > prevent 'upgrading' of windows versions: creating forced obsolescence. I
> > disgusted, is Microsoft legally allowed to do this? Microsoft has been
> > slowly becoming more anti-competitive: computing used to be about choice,
> > having the ability to choose the Operating System. Now Microsoft want to
> > have complete control.
> > Regards,
> > ______ ________
> > you at example.org
> > _______________________________________________
> > linux-aus mailing list
> > linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
> > http://lists.linux.org.au/listinfo/linux-aus
> Engage. Succeed. Repeat.
> PO Box 802, Labrador, Q 4215, Australia
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