Oh no, that sounds like Lenovo and Microsoft are partnering to lock down bios for the users. Does that mean it will be more difficult to install Linux on those? I loved my ThinkPads but if they continue I will avoid Lenovo in the future.
To me it sounds like another coup to avoid Linux installs. The oddest thing is that in the website above, if you scroll down, the guy is running Ubuntu
Are we really going down that direction with future laptops, a locked down bios version? Omg…
Feel free to disagree but practically no: You already need to disable Secure Boot on most Win preinstalled PC, now you have to disable Secure Boot and Pluton, both of which must be done on UEFI interface. 2 toggles instead of 1.
That’s easy to disable still. But recently I discovered they start locking down aspects of bios. Like deep sleep on certain laptops for example. I am worried that they start taking away options in bios, and actually force the user to use that new security feature. Hopefully it won’t come to that.
Was just surprised by it, I just searched for Lenovo carbon X1 and they advertise it on the webpage for consumers. From my experience with them, we need to contact a direct rep to purchase enterprise and they sell specific systems and prices are different. Like we can’t get the discounts posted on consumer webpage.