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MS User Agreement Parameters with Linux


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#1 LittleGreenDots

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:14 AM

I have a new laptop that came with WIndows 10 installed.  I'd like to install a Linux OS (dual boot) and check it out.  However, I hae a quesiion regarding the MS user agreement and whether having Windows 10 on my computer also entitles them to access my files and data while I am running under a Linux OS.  Does the MS agreement entitle them to snooping on my computer no matter which OS I am using?



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Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:41 AM

Don't know about the legal side...

But since Windows can not read the Linux file-system there's not much they can snoop on!  :whistle:

You could always encrypt the Linux partition to be really sure.

 

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 08:11 AM

No windows cannot read linux files, it will be fine


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 12:51 PM

Post #1, when buying this laptop did you check that secure boot could be disabled (as it can on all windows 8/8.1 systems), because (and I don't know if any are ON SALE only that they CAN BE) some manufacturers might start selling windows 10 devices with locked secure boot which cannot be deactivated, this sort of thing will make it very hard, likely impossible, to boot any other OS than windows 10 on devices with such a "feature" fitted.

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 03:56 PM

The secure boot "issue" may not show its ugly head, Windows 10's EULA merely suggests that secure boot be enabled to by default not be unable to be switched off.

I know this gave everyone a scare, but really it changes nothing uefi-secure-boot-windows-10-100574859-or


Edited by MadmanRB, 19 December 2015 - 03:56 PM.

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