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Re: the ghost of UEFI and Micr0$0ft

On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 11:02:49PM -0500, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> >> You can't disable the code signing requirement on ARM.
> >
> > Really?  So the Raspberry Pi requires signed code?  The Freedom Box
> > on ARM hardware requires signed code?
> Secure boot is about future devices, not current ones.  Your comments
> thus far indicate you've made no effort to educate yourself about the
> issues.  On ARM devices that support secure boot, it cannot be
> disabled like it can on a PC.

"ARM devices that support secure boot" is not the same thing as "ARM", which is
what you actually said, even if it isn't what you actually meant. (and if you
meant future devices, you got the tense wrong in "ARM devices that support
secure boot.")

MS have a much smaller presence in the ARM-space and are much less likely to be
able to push their requirements onto ARM equipment manufacturers.  There's a
strong likelyhood that you will be able to get unencumbered ARM hardware much
more easily. The RPi is a good sign on this front.  The plethora of Android
tablets out there is another.

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