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The poster didn't want to use Wine. They wanted Linux to emulate a Windows environment on its own. This is why I used the tea and coffee example. It doesn't make sense to want to make Linux behave like Windows when Windows already does this perfectly.

Anyway, this is a huge tangent fro the original topic. Bring on the conspiracy theories!
Sorry but Xandros looks and feels almost identical to XP with Luna disabled in every way shape and form. And don't make me bring up PCLOS... However, you are correct - in that specific case the user needs to select Windows as his operating system.

I have a strong opinion that OS wars are dumb. (although I will not stand idly by and allow someone to directly attack an OS with unfounded statements) Use an OS that works for you. If you find yourself constantly working for your OS, you probably aren't very happy with it. [YMMV, some people enjoy tinkering, and they will probably never be truly satisfied] I currently am miserable running Windows because my occupation requires me to (almost getting fired because IT guys think Linux on their network is synonymous with 'hackers' on their network) I find myself constantly out of reach of things that would be trivial on Linux
    
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The poster didn't want to use Wine. They wanted Linux to emulate a Windows environment on its own. This is why I used the tea and coffee example. It doesn't make sense to want to make Linux behave like Windows when Windows already does this perfectly.

Anyway, this is a huge tangent fro the original topic. Bring on the conspiracy theories!
True enough.

The only thing keeping me from 24/7 Linux is BF3, Skyrim and the lack of an WLM client that lets me use groups.
Everything else either runs fine in Wine, has a linux alternative that's better/just as good or I run so rarely that I can easily just virtualize or dual boot.
    
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Title is misleading, I thought the article was about linux actually working with uefi - which it has done for quite a while

M$ can do what they want someone is always gonna get around their crap.

But surely locking down systems to windows only is against the law? The end user should have a choice of operating systems on any machine it runs on.
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I have a strong opinion that OS wars are dumb.
Most wars are dumb. Wars over software just happen to top the pile of really stupid things to fight about. Although in many cases philosophies are involved as well, so it's not just a war over the technical features but personal beliefs. Just ask RMS; he has an opinion on everything and it's rarely technical.
    
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Most wars are dumb. Wars over software just happen to top the pile of really stupid things to fight about. Although in many cases philosophies are involved as well, so it's not just a war over the technical features but personal beliefs. Just ask RMS; he has an opinion on everything and it's rarely technical.
It really is dumb. Because it doesn't matter.

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/board-members

If credit suisse or intel or apple wants you hacked you will be hacked. Linux will put all the hacks in dependencies so that if you try to remove them you'll uninstall nearly the entire operating system.
Arch will be dealt with.

The world wide web will turn into a grid with massive resources. Small business and entrepeneuers will be farmed for ideas and quickly patented against.

python does i don't know just about everything. You can't remove it. It's omnipresent. It will be framework for people who think they are running away from microsoft. All the choices are fake and controlled. They'll charge you for business data and then eat your business.

Complex societies are not an experiment in getting people to specialize or get along they are an experiment in how many people you can victimize. They need energy be it slavery or scientific sources. They always get too facist and self serving and they always crumble.
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