*countable infinities only

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Sat Jun 2 15:27:01 UTC 2012

Once upon a time, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> said:
> And I don't think having to disable "Secure" Boot in the firmware is a 
> hurdle which will make our users "simply walk away". I didn't "simply walk 
> away" either back in the day where RHL wouldn't boot without disabling the 
> "Plug and Play operating system" option in the BIOS.

You are far from an average user though.  There are lots of users that
Fedora would like to target that would flinch (at a minimum) when told
they have to change their firmware settings first.  Even more would be
disturbed when you tell them that to run Fedora you have to disable an 
option called "Secure Boot" (but I want my system to be secure!).

You can try to explain it all you want, but they'll latch on to the
"disable Secure Boot" and glaze over any explanation.

Developers will not have a big problem; they're used to having to enable
special options and such for some development or testing work.  Fedora
isn't just supposed to be for developers though.
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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