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Comment: Re:Want one, with signature checking (Score 1) 227

by Burz (#48869763) Attached to: Librem: a Laptop Custom-Made For Free/Libre Software

But using my signature.

I want secure boot from beginning to desktop, with the knowledge that the NSA has not dicked with my computer beyond its initial state.

They are looking into it... https://groups.google.com/d/ms...

The Qubes OS community is interested in this laptop, but without a TPM chip Qubes' AEM firmware guarding feature won't work on the Librem. So they are looking at accommodating us in another way by employing some kind of user-generated cert to protect the system firmware.

Purism did, however, switch their CPU to an i7-770HQ (along with HM87 chipset) specifically to satisfy Qubes' requirement for I/O virtualization. Pending proper support in Coreboot, Qubes should run and provide great protection from remote exploits on the Librem.

Comment: Re:The criticism is fundamentally dishonest. (Score 1) 201

by Burz (#48671097) Attached to: Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

You obviously didn't read the website.

But I get your reasoning... Shiny pocket computers are more important than dealing with servitude.

I don't have to read the whole website to see that all I said was correct.

My hero!!! His Xray vision even works over the Internet.

What is your fucking point anyway? That you are morally superior to me because you have a fair phone - no wait, you said you could get one if you wanted to.

My point (if you read it) is that choices exist out there that the Android market at least makes possible.
 
 

Me, I don't have any shiny pocket computers unlike you hypocrite. Fuck you.

You presume too much, kemosabe... I'm going on 8 years with the same dumb-phone now.

Comment: Re:The criticism is fundamentally dishonest. (Score 1) 201

by Burz (#48636367) Attached to: Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

What's ridiculous is thinking Android users don't have a choice when it comes to ethics... http://www.fairphone.com/

At least it is something. And while you're reading that page I'd like to remind you of Apple's position as the both the largest and /richest/ smartphone vendor.

Comment: Re:The handwriting's on the wall: Alice v. CLS Ban (Score 1) 217

by Burz (#48625615) Attached to: What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

Barnes and Noble were shaping up to test a few of em in court - then Microsoft sidled up and 'partnered' with them. That's another part of the MS modus operandi. Wait for a company who you've hurt to be on the ropes financially, and then offer to help if they'll kiss and make up. Happened with Apple and MS too.

They also did this with Corel and Novell.

Comment: Re:Patents (Score 1) 217

by Burz (#48625499) Attached to: What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

MS have claimed numerous patents which they will STILL not disclose. FAT32 is only a known factor because it is also an issue with cameras, audio players and such.

At the end of the day, if I decide to install Windows on a system bearing Linux, then that Linux system is in peril. If a user receives a Linux ext3-formatted SD card and puts it into a running Windows system, the user will be told the card is unusable until it is formatted.

Where office formats and disk formats are concerned, MS still only has two modes: Pretend its noise that should be erased, or freakout send a SWAT team of marketing psychologists and lobbyists to get you to switch back.

Its nice that MS makes FOSS-friendly noises in the server/cloud space. That is what bullies do when they get their asses kicked. If MS gets the upper hand and their vendor lock-in starts working here, then the friendliness WILL evaporate.

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