Re: Microsoft apologists miss the point
"Windows apologists like @Harmony preach that you can work around these lock-out systems."
There are three things wrong with the above statement. Firstly, you can work around it very easily, by just turning it off. It's no more complicated than switching a boot device in BIOS. It's actually less honest to "preach" that it's difficult to work around it, as you do. Secondly, "apologist" is a nasty word. It makes it sound like someone is justifying racism. If you genuinely see my posting factual corrections as being an apologist, it says far more about how you see things than it says about me. For you to see someone correcting misinformation here as I have been repeatededly doing as being an "apologist", you must have an incrediblly partisan view on things. I prefer my own neutrality, thanks. Thirdly, as it's so trivial to turn this off, it's only your desire to present it as a sinister move that makes you call it a "lock-out system". To nuetral parties it's a security measure that has demonstrable benefits (there is plenty of malware we can point at that will be successfully blocked by this). I wonder if you will be so angry about Secure Boot and call it a "lock out system" when Red Hat or SuSE start actively taking advantage of it. I suspect not.
I don't suppose I'll ever get an apology for being called an "apologist". Something that is an accusation of bias which I dislike. I don't think you'll be able to find any post that shows a biased point of view regarding OSs. In fact, go ahead and try.