*countable infinities only

Orcan Ogetbil oget.fedora at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 12:10:30 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM, drago01 wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM, Chris Smart wrote:
>>>> On 09/06/12 19:34, drago01 wrote:
>>>>>> > If Fedora does not implement some form of Secure Boot support, 100% of
>>>>>> > Fedora users will still be able to install Fedora on new machines, after
>>>>>> > they disable Secure Boot, if their computer even has it at all (and
>>>>>> > personally, I think the majority of Fedora users will simply buy
>>>>>> > hardware which does not have Secure Boot). I know I would.
>>>>> No because some users in don't know what a firmware is and can't/don't
>>>>> want to fiddle with it.
>>>> Except it won't be that hard.
>>> For people like you.
>> I believe that supporting people who are not in your "like you"
>> classification above is loss of time and resources. They should not be
>> using any electric equipment (e.g. toaster oven, refrigerator, light
>> bulb) to begin with. Furthermore, reading arguments against this in an
>> official Fedora mailing list makes me sad.
>> Sorry for being so harsh. I just don't have much tolerance for
>> accepting unintelligence.
> Not sure I should even reply to such a mail but ... not being computer
> literate does not imply being "unintelligent" .
> Just think about that for a bit.

Due to my respect to your request, I thought about it for nearly 72
hours. I still stand behind what I said: People who are incapable of
switching a BIOS setting, which might involve doing a simple web
search beforehand, should better not touch any electric equipment.

Fellow contributors assert that such people are not in Fedora's target
base, as per the statement of the Board. Of course they are right. I
am just claiming the set of BIOS-capable people is not limited to
target Fedora user base, but extends to all electric equipment users.


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