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IBM and Fedora: Stop Being Poor! Buy a New PC!

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Summary: The planned obsolescence complex of IBM is showing; things that are widely supported and also very much needed are now candidates for abandonment

THE news, or rather this Wiki proposal attracting some attention, is spreading fast today. Hours ago Slashdot cited a recent post (from yesterday's Daily Links) and during the above video I found some more coverage. Despite its support for BIOS (not difficult to maintain, but it's about money to them!), IBM seems eager to force everyone to move away from it. Some people may think it only affects Fedora users, but I explain why that's clearly not the case and IBM basically commits crimes against the environment (while the Linux Foundation is greenwashing IBM). Some people have already justly complained about that, e.g. in blog comments. They live in poor countries and use 'old' computers.

"Some people have already justly complained about that, e.g. in blog comments. They live in poor countries and use ‘old’ computers.""About foisting new purchase onto end users," an associate of ours put it moments ago, "Microsoft had a strategy with Intel to force new purchases every other year or so."

There's no compelling reason to adopt UEFI. There are many reasons to reject it, keeping things only as simple or complex as they need to be.

Don't think it's the end of it. Only two hours ago Phoronix published "Fedora 37 Considering Removal Of Legacy X.Org Drivers," citing Ben Cotton in the mailing list and this wiki page.



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