Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 11:11 UTC
Fedora Core "Fedora 18 will be released at around the same time as Windows 8, and as previously discussed all Windows 8 hardware will be shipping with secure boot enabled by default. [...] We've been working on a plan for dealing with this. It's not ideal, but of all the approaches we've examined we feel that this one offers the best balance between letting users install Fedora while still permitting user freedom." Wait for it... "Our first stage bootloader will be signed with a Microsoft key."
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RE[6]: Wonderful...
by ilovebeer on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wonderful..."
ilovebeer
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Sadly, these will never go very far unless the major OSs decide to do a step in the right direction themselves.

This is the main issue. No alternative OS architecture, or systems programming language, will ever take off, if no one from the major OS vendors picks them up.

I don't believe that to be true. An OS and/or programming languages don't require major vendor support, they require user & developer support. Of course help from the big guys can be a tremendous help & benefit, but their participation isn't a requirement for success.

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