Posted Sep 22, 2011 11:39 UTC (Thu) by k3ninho (subscriber, #50375)
Parent article: dm-verity
There are benefits for LiveCD's to ensure that the disk has been written correctly. The possibility also arises of adding error detection/correction to restore the data to known-good states.
The thing I find surprising here is that this is being discussed in the same week as mjg59's blog post about the Windows 8 Logo program requiring Secure UEFI booting. There's no less scandal to Google and Netflix preventing users who intend to buy a general-purpose laptop from running other OS software (or who, years later, decide to upgrade their Chromebook to a newer edition of Linux) than Microsoft potentially limiting users' freedoms in the same way. The shoe may be on the other foot but the fight for full use of the capabilities of the hardware we buy - for general-purpose computing - carries on.