Surface pro able to load other OS's according to reddit interview

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro' started by marcux, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. marcux

    marcux Member

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    According to the interview with the developers on Reddit, you can turn off the secure boot loader in the surface pro. this is awsome news!


    > For the Surface Pro....is the boot loader unlocked? Can I do what I want with my (potential) property? Or am I locked in to Windows 8?



    [–]SurfaceTeam 496 points 22 hours ago

    Like other Windows 8 machines, you can access BIOS settings and turn off secure boot, enabling you to load other OSes.

    [–]Nygmatic 331 points 21 hours ago

    This needs to be advertised heavily! A top if the line tablet that can run Linux would be a killer for the tech and IT crowd!

    May have just sold me one.

    [–]SurfaceTeam 296 points 21 hours ago
     
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    Lol, I understand the excitement but does MS really need to heavily advertise that the hardware can run others OSes? I don't think so. Super backhanded compliment the poster I'm sure didn't even realize :D
     
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    IMO maybe I'd consider dual booting but I would not switch to another OS. Not enough hard drive space...
     
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    You can get super tiny installations of Linux and you can also run live from a usb sitck ;)
     
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    Our guest computer at work has Ubuntu on it. I never saw it before I came to work here and I think it's actually a good OS. There's going to be alot of playing going on with the Surface Pro!
     

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