Linked by Elv13 on Sun 17th Jun 2012 10:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The UEFI secure boot mechanism has been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community, and for good reason: it could easily be a mechanism by which we lose control over our own systems. Recently, Red Hat's Matthew Garrett described how the Fedora distribution planned to handle secure boot in the Fedora 18 release. That posting has inspired a great deal of concern and criticism, though, arguably, about the wrong things."
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RE: About time for more secure OS's
by gilboa on Mon 18th Jun 2012 10:16 UTC in reply to "About time for more secure OS's"
gilboa
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2005-07-06

MS and other companies do pay real people to have real jobs and have real lives.


I wonder if I should tag this comment:
-1 irrelevant.
-1 incorrect.
-1 troll.

What the **** does a locked boot loader with no user-controlled off switch (E.g. on ARM) have to do with MS' paying real money to their employees?

Newsflash! There are number [1] of [2] multi-billion [3] companies [4] that use / contribute to [5] open [6] source [7], and Gee, they, too, have real employees earning real paychecks.
(And trust me, this list is *very* partial)

- Gilboa
[1] http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ibm&ql=1
[2] http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=GOOG
[3] http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=INTC
[4] http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ORCL
[5] http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SSNLF
[6] http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=VMW
[7] http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=RHT&ql=0

Edited 2012-06-18 10:20 UTC

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