*countable infinities only

Steve Clark sclark at netwolves.com
Sat Jun 2 23:42:35 UTC 2012


On 06/02/2012 11:27 AM, Chris Adams wrote:
> 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.
Who are these users? I have been using Linux since 0.99 while working with many users of Windows,    none of them
expressed an interest in trying linux.

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