Fedora ARM and SecureBoot

Richard Vickery richard.vickeryrv at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 21:47:30 UTC 2012


On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Oron Peled <oron at actcom.co.il> wrote:

> On Friday, 8 בJune 2012 20:07:20 Gerry Reno wrote:
> > On 06/08/2012 01:04 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > > That is only assuming that Windows on ARM is successful, of which so
> far
> > > there's been precious little indication.
> >
> > There is a tidal wave of these PC ARM devices coming:
> >
> > http://www.itworld.com/hardware/240039/qualcomm-targets-pcs-takes-aim-
> intels-ultrabooks
>
> Hmmm... we've seen this "Windows-on-non-x86" movie twice before:
>  - Remember Alpha's? Digital (RIP) really thought MS would give them the
>   keys to the kingdom. There was a released version. It was good enough
>   to frighten Intel at the time (which was probably the reason MS did
>   it). Linux sold manyfolds more Alpha's than Windows.
>
>  - Ahhh, and of course MS found new suckers who bought the same
>   used story few years later (yes, I'm talking about Windows/PPC
>   that lived a very short life).
>
> So far, MS failed misserably in the cellular space so there's a good
> chance their exclusionary move on ARM will only help convince vendors
> that shipping Androids (and by extension other Linuces) is safer bet.
>
> --
>
>
I heard (a rumor?)  that MS has 100,000 phones in the public. Granted, it's
not much, but it might be a start.
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