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: Wonderful...
by moondevil on Thu 31st May 2012 13:34 UTC in reply to "Wonderful..."
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You mean Singularity?

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RE[2]: Wonderful...
by Neolander on Thu 31st May 2012 14:42 in reply to "RE: Wonderful..."
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You mean Singularity?

I was referring to it, yes ;) Just asking, what if tomorrow's alternative OSs could only be user processes running inside of Microsoft's latest product ?

Starting from today's "you basically have to ask Microsoft to sign your product before people can easily use it", it wouldn't be that big of a stretch.

Edited 2012-05-31 14:50 UTC

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RE[3]: Wonderful...
by moondevil on Fri 1st Jun 2012 19:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Wonderful..."
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I really don't know.

I'm just looking forward to operating systems that make use of safer systems programming languages, where buffer exploits are a thing of the past. Or at least with micro architectures with good security models around each process.

Unfortunately, this means more security over all the applications do, and can have bad side effects in the hands of not so nice corporations.

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