"We want our images to be trustable (i.e. signed). In fact we want a fully trustable OS, with images that can be verified by a full trust chain from the firmware (EFI SecureBoot!), through the boot loader, through the kernel, and initrd. Cryptographically secure verification of the code we execute is relevant on the desktop (like ChromeOS does), but also for apps, for embedded devices and even on servers (in a post-Snowden world, in particular)."
Am I the only one who is scared of this "tivoisation" by design? If this ever makes it to arm devices, say goodbye to DD-WRT, OpenWRT, Tomato, etc. And that will be just the beginning. Be ready for all your devices becoming appliances, non-customizable and to be thrown out as soon as they become obsolete by design. Being allowed to only run signed code will probably be good for redhat, but will it be good for the user?
Strange that a few years ago "trusted computing" was stopped, and now it seems almost inevitable even in Linux."
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all too well, (shaking my head), all too well
it's like deja-vu all over again...
My Mother (now in her late 80's) has been using Linux and KDE since I gave her a computer back in the 90's. I had it dual boot for a while but finally gave that up when I spent far to much time fighting windows. By then she was comfortable with Linux and only needed one windows program that I was able to run under Wine.
Other family members have accounts on the same machine so they have net access when visiting ( less of an issue now with tablets and laptops) and I handle the admin details. I'll be visiting her this weekend and will probably spend less than an hour updating and checking logs. My last visit to do this was Christmas.
It's a no-brainer.
"Or how about a Sound Oasis Sound Therapy Pillow for $38? The speakers are in the pillow, you don't feel them,
and you can drift to sleep with music playing without disturbing whoever is trying to sleep next to you."
No one here has someone sleeping next to them.
Crank those suckers up to 11.
Do not want.
Over 50% wasted white space when I go full screen is not going to make it an enjoyable experience.
Slashdot has a chance here to one-up YouTube and get it right.
Lotto - A tax on people who are bad at math
We have running code, lets see the RFC.
there is definitely a sliding scale of regimes who have nukes, and if you put canada on the top of your scale, you have to agree, iran falls down on the low end. so where do you draw the line between "i'm uncomfortable with this" and "no fucking way"
Right below Canada.
After 40+ years of programming it's still a Wild Assed Guess.
You're never given enough time to prepare your estimate, marketing has already
determined the delivery date, and management doesn't know what it is you're
supposed to create anyway.,
It's a secondary offense and you have to do something else wrong before they'll pull you over.
Until it's a real ban with real consequences you won't see a behavior change because most drivers figure they won't be pulled over for it.