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[5]: Wonderful...
by moondevil on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 12:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wonderful..."
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

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.

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RE[6]: Wonderful...
by ilovebeer on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 15:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Wonderful..."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

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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RE[7]: Wonderful...
by moondevil on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 19:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Wonderful..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

If a systems programming language is not used as such by a big OS vendor, then it becomes another application language.

If a new OS architecture is not picked up by a big OS vendor, then it is viewed as academic research or niche market, both cases won't help it get accepted on the mainstream.

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