The information came via a Reddit Ask Me About Anything session with Panos Panay who is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and works on the Surface Pro Engineering Team. Reddit user Nygmatic asked, "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?" Panay cleared up any concerns saying:
So, there you have it. Windows RT and Windows Phone may still be locked down, but Windows 8 tablets will work just like any other Windows device, meaning you could turn off secure boot and load up Ubuntu anytime you want.
Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 08, 2012
who wants ubuntu?.i rather sideload it with mac osx
posted on Feb 12, 2013, 4:21 PM 2
Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013
Do you know how to install it on Surface?
posted on Feb 12, 2013, 4:46 PM 3
Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009
I'd rather have Ubuntu, a tablet like this is not a kid's toy.
posted on Feb 12, 2013, 4:50 PM 7
Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012
LOL MacOs. Talk about crippling an awesome item.
posted on Feb 12, 2013, 5:09 PM 7
Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 28, 2013
Who wants ubuntu? Of course human, not you. Good luck with Mac security that is 10 years behind microsoft news.cnet. com/8301-1009_3-57414516-83/new-mac-os-x-trojan-unearthed-call-it-sabpub/ news.cnet. com/8301-13579_3-57421513-37/kaspersky-mac-security-is-10-years-behind-microsoft/ Apple is known for their crappy hardware & limited OS capabilities
posted on Feb 12, 2013, 10:45 PM 0
Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012
Oh man if people knew how hard it was to install Mac OS X. Haven't had success in years and countless distros :|
posted on Feb 13, 2013, 2:39 AM 0
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