Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 14:09 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems When Psystar announced it Rebel EFI package, the company was quickly accused of simply taking open source code, repackaging it, and selling it for USD 50. While selling open source code is not a problem, not making the source code available if the license demands it is. Netkas, famous OSX86 hacker, and a Russian site are now claiming they have found the smoking gun.
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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by big_gie on Thu 29th Oct 2009 14:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
big_gie
Member since:
2006-01-04

When I was still using windows, when XP came out, there was something called driver signing where Microsoft would certify certain drivers.

But I have never found any signed driver afterword... So I would guess it was a good idea, but that the work required by microsoft or hardware vendors was just too much. It was not worth it.

Applying this to Apple would probably result in the same thing.

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RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai
by darknexus on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:25 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2008-07-15

Driver signing is much more important now, especially if you're using 64-bit Windows Vista or later since no driver will install without being signed unless a registry hack is applied. They don't apply this to 32-bit Windows since there are so many more drivers from the XP era that people still use.

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RE[8]: Comment by kaiwai
by big_gie on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai"
big_gie Member since:
2006-01-04

Ok thanx for clarification. I did not used windows for a long time...
They probably want to start fresh and force things to be correct on 64 bits since 32 bit is quite a mess already.

I guess it is a good thing since crappy drivers are the number one reason for unstable system, as the bsod have previously shown... Good driver means better experience.

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