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No more bricking of Samsung laptops. – Linus Torvalds

“Samsung laptops will no longer be irreparably destroyed when their users try to boot Linux on them, kernel chieftain Linus Torvalds made certain today.”

Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds

Earlier it has been reported by many that Samsung laptops use to brick itself when you try too boot Linux, this was due to EFI.

It has also been reported that driver causing Machine Check
Exceptions on recent EFI-enabled Samsung laptops.

So disable it if booting from EFI since this driver relies on
grovelling around in the BIOS memory map which isn’t going to work.

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=e0094244e41c4d0c7ad69920681972fc45d8ce34

 

Apple Vs Samsung.Court declared Samsung Guilty Of Copying From Apple, And Asked To Pay A Sum Of $1Billion to Apple.

The war with patent has been going for a long time with Apple and Samsung. Today the court has declared that Samsung was found guilty of copying Apple, and was ordered to pay Over $1 Billion.

 

 

 

 

And after the trail was won by Apple. The CEO of Apple sent the following note to its employees.

 

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Today was an important day for Apple and for innovators everywhere.

Many of you have been closely following the trial against Samsung in San Jose for the past few weeks. We chose legal action very reluctantly and only after repeatedly asking Samsung to stop copying our work. For us this lawsuit has always been about something much more important than patents or money. It’s about values. We value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. And we do this to delight our customers, not for competitors to flagrantly copy.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the jury who invested their time in listening to our story. We were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to tell it. The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than we knew.

The jury has now spoken. We applaud them for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.

I am very proud of the work that each of you do.

Today, values have won and I hope the whole world listens.

Tim

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