Re: You know, I keep seeing you posting the above...
I'm really sorry. I may have made a mistake with your username. I have repeatedly read from posters here that you wont be able to install Linux on PCs that Windows 8 comes on. I must have posted polite corrections on that at least five, maybe six times now. And yet, people still keep posting this. I've even linked to the actual hardware requirements and highlighted the relevant parts, but the factoid seems to popular to kill.
I saw your post, I recognized your username and thought you were the same person who I had politely corrected last time. At which point I went and lost the polite part.
I'm really sorry. Based on your reaction, I must have misremembered the username. I apologise unreservedly. Even if I'd got the right user, my tone would have been out of character for me. You called me a "fellow Microsoft admirer" - ironically I actually spend more time on Linux than I do Windows (though increasingly via a VM). But the endless biased bashing of what I see as really good moves and work by MS has really done my head in. This place gets more like Slashdot every day. Different tastes are one thing, but actual factual errors that are easily checked are being trotted out repeatedly to bash MS and I just can't see how people can rationalise that to themselves. I saw your post and thought you were someone else (they'd previously asked me for proof about Secure Boot which I'd provided via the actual hardware requirements document) and flipped.
As I say, even if I'd got the right person, I should have stepped away from the computer first.
Beer, because I owe you one. Sorry. :(