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    i actually saw someone making a computer with windows and Mac os and he change it with a button... he did it on iMac 27...

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    Quote Originally Posted by manasij7479 View Post
    The problem is that Linux bootloaders also suck for modern technologies.
    (They are great and work automagically for old motherboards using bios)
    So, I have found it to be easier to let each OS control the whole disk.
    I think that's FUD. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodor View Post
    I think that's FUD. Sorry.
    Really?
    Have you recently(last 6 months) tried to dual boot on a new system coming with uefi?
    (...without turning off anything, I mean.)

    Here is a long presentation on the topic:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2aq5M3Q76U
    Last edited by manasij7479; 12-03-2013 at 04:22 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manasij7479 View Post
    Really?
    Have you recently(last 6 months) tried to dual boot on a new system coming with uefi?
    (...without turning off anything, I mean.)

    Here is a long presentation on the topic:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2aq5M3Q76U
    I have. UEFI has nothing to do with secure boot.

    Edit: Are you suggesting we just sit back and accept Windows as a "standard"?
    Last edited by Hodor; 12-03-2013 at 04:57 AM.

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    Edit: Are you suggesting we just sit back and accept Windows as a "standard"?
    That question is entirely irrelevant. I defy you. Windows has nothing to do with the UEFI specification in itself (which btw includes secure boot -- "nothing to do with it" indeed).

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