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Apple blocks linux on new hardware.
posted by Greg Whynott  on Nov. 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m. (1 month, 2 days ago)
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Adobe is mixed into this somehow, I can feel it. lol
Apple has made a conscious decision prevent consumers from installing OS's of their choosing onto newer hardware. As a hardware vendor why would you want to? When my conspiracy hat is on it makes the voices in my head say "they can't collect personal info or money from you if linux is installed silly.."..

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/2018-mac-mini-blocks-linux-here-are-alternative-small-form-factor-pcs/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=25677405589088131097175994295554

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Response from Greg Whynott @ Nov. 12, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
I stand corrected.. you're right Rob.. Techrepublic = fake news! ;)

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/11/apple-t2-chip-cant-boot-linux

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:31 PM greg whynott <greg.whynott@gmail.com> wrote:
sounds good. didn't know disabling it was an option on those units.

ran into this which I found funny and cool at the same time..
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-sized-lattepanda-alpha-runs-windows-10-offers-macbook-like-specs/



On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:27 PM Rob LaRose <rlarose@rockpaperscissors.com> wrote:
My understanding was if you disable SecureBoot, you can in fact install & boot linux.


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On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM greg whynott <greg.whynott@gmail.com> wrote:
Adobe is mixed into this somehow, I can feel it. lol
Apple has made a conscious decision prevent consumers from installing OS's of their choosing onto newer hardware. As a hardware vendor why would you want to? When my conspiracy hat is on it makes the voices in my head say "they can't collect personal info or money from you if linux is installed silly.."..

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/2018-mac-mini-blocks-linux-here-are-alternative-small-form-factor-pcs/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=25677405589088131097175994295554

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Response from Greg Whynott @ Nov. 12, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
sounds good. didn't know disabling it was an option on those units.

ran into this which I found funny and cool at the same time..
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/raspberry-pi-sized-lattepanda-alpha-runs-windows-10-offers-macbook-like-specs/



On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:27 PM Rob LaRose <rlarose@rockpaperscissors.com> wrote:
My understanding was if you disable SecureBoot, you can in fact install & boot linux.


--Rob LaRose
engineer |rock paper scissors
245 5th ave 23rd floor new york ny 10016| O212 255 6446




On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM greg whynott <greg.whynott@gmail.com> wrote:
Adobe is mixed into this somehow, I can feel it. lol
Apple has made a conscious decision prevent consumers from installing OS's of their choosing onto newer hardware. As a hardware vendor why would you want to? When my conspiracy hat is on it makes the voices in my head say "they can't collect personal info or money from you if linux is installed silly.."..

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/2018-mac-mini-blocks-linux-here-are-alternative-small-form-factor-pcs/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=25677405589088131097175994295554

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Response from Rob LaRose @ Nov. 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
My understanding was if you disable SecureBoot, you can in fact install & boot linux.


--Rob LaRose
engineer |rock paper scissors
245 5th ave 23rd floor new york ny 10016| O212 255 6446




On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:25 PM greg whynott <greg.whynott@gmail.com> wrote:
Adobe is mixed into this somehow, I can feel it. lol
Apple has made a conscious decision prevent consumers from installing OS's of their choosing onto newer hardware. As a hardware vendor why would you want to? When my conspiracy hat is on it makes the voices in my head say "they can't collect personal info or money from you if linux is installed silly.."..

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/2018-mac-mini-blocks-linux-here-are-alternative-small-form-factor-pcs/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=25677405589088131097175994295554

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