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> I take it then that you never use a hard drive in any of your systems on
> the grounds that it contains non-open source firmware which may affect
> the security of your system? ;) Tell me, what do you use to store all
> those Linux applications on?

Your ATA drive can't tell you kernel what to do. I've seen some nice
modules that do very nasty things to your system, and I was suprised that
it was even possible.

For my own system : I don't care. But I can imagine that there are people
out there that do care about these kind of issues.

> Hmm, I wonder if you drive a car, travel by train or by plane...? Do you
> trust the firmware involved there?

The car I drive most is a Mini cooper without firmware :)



Igmar

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