Ubuntu 17.10 corrupts the BIOS on some Lenovo, Toshiba and Acer laptops

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BetaNews - https://betanews.com/2017/12/21/canonical-pulls-ubuntu-17-10-over-bios-corruption-on-lenovo-toshiba-acer-laptops/

Following reports of BIOS corruption on a number of Acer, Lenovo and Toshiba laptops, Canonical is now discouraging users from downloading Ubuntu 17.10 “Artful Aardvark” from its website. The bug, which is labeled “critical” by the team behind Ubuntu, can cripple the BIOS on over 20 devices, as acknowledged in this report. This issue also affects other versions of the popular Linux-based distribution, including the older Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial Xerus” — in the “OEM” and “HWE-EDGE” packages. Based on the information presented in the bug report page, 70 users have been affected by it. A fix is listed as “released”…

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