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Old 10-10-2018, 01:59 PM   #2926
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having OS agnostic hardware is essential.
All hardware is OS agnostic. Nobody said you must not port your $whateverOS to $whatever device.
 
Old 10-10-2018, 02:10 PM   #2927
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All hardware is OS agnostic. Nobody said you must not port your $whateverOS to $whatever device.
Now, but we have this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Computing

Depending on TC's level of implementation, does it not negate any OS running on hardware designed for TC? Maybe I am misunderstanding the concept. My fear was that microsoft, google, apple, etc, push to eliminate hardware that runs anything other than their own platforms, unless this fear is unwarranted.
 
Old 10-10-2018, 02:14 PM   #2928
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does it not negate any OS running on hardware designed for TC?
As far as I understand, "Trusted Computing" only secures DRM licensing...?
Which OS does not boot with it and why?
 
Old 10-10-2018, 02:17 PM   #2929
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...My fear was that microsoft, google, apple, etc, push to eliminate hardware that runs anything other than their own platforms, unless this fear is unwarranted.
Microsoft has tried that, and before Intel-based Mac's, Apple's OS only ran on their hardware and their hardware wouldn't run any other systems of any kind if I'm not mistaken.
 
Old 10-10-2018, 02:20 PM   #2930
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As far as I understand, "Trusted Computing" only secures DRM licensing...?
Which OS does not boot with it and why?
None now, it's not implemented to that level. I read the whole wiki article and apparently there is TC built into the Linux kernel so the fear may be unwarranted. I don't own a computer with "secure boot" or "uefi" so I can't speak to how those technologies interact with Linux, if they cause issues or what the intent of those technologies are.

I don't want to spread FUD, just curious if this technology (TC) has gained any ground.
 
Old 10-19-2018, 07:53 AM   #2931
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dunno where else to ask...

Is it possible to backup (well actually copy) windows (7) system partition, file-by-file, with something like tar, preserving all file metadata, so that later it could be restored and boot?
( while backuping MBR partition table and boot data using dd)
I need it to be done with some simple, openssource, software, not AOMEI or similar..
 
Old 10-19-2018, 08:09 AM   #2932
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Good article: https://www.cyberciti.biz/open-sourc...ging-software/
 
Old 10-20-2018, 07:34 AM   #2933
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:02 AM   #2934
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Looks like Windows version with a package manager. To keep you safe.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/s-mode
 
Old 11-24-2018, 04:32 PM   #2935
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Everyone knows that Chocolatey is the only good Windows package manager.
 
Old 11-24-2018, 05:48 PM   #2936
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If that were the only good opinion oh wait there are no good opinions!

$_/, tuunar and* Dolphin baby...
 
Old 11-24-2018, 05:52 PM   #2937
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Oh yeah iron e to the rescue,,, daunk as it hits us in the forehead...

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Old 11-25-2018, 04:08 AM   #2938
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Everyone knows that Chocolatey is the only good Windows package manager.
you sure about that?
i didn't.
but if i should ever need windows with or without package management, i'll keep it in mind.
 
Old 11-25-2018, 12:31 PM   #2939
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What, free software from YesItsMe and wind blows how could this have evolved to be?
 
Old 11-25-2018, 03:53 PM   #2940
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What, free software from YesItsMe and wind blows how could this have evolved to be?
Microsoft are testing the waters before relicencing windows under the GPL?
 
  


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