1996-11-16 - Re: ideal secure personal computer system

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From: Ted Cabeen <cabeen@netcom.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-11-16 06:09:16 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 22:09:16 -0800 (PST)

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From: Ted Cabeen <cabeen@netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 22:09:16 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: ideal secure personal computer system
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At 06:11 PM 11/15/96 -0800, you wrote:
>Since others have mentioned Macs in this thread, and since I have a Mac, I
>should point out that booting from a locked startup disk is possible, even
>common. Namely, a CD-ROM.
Next time you try booting off of a locked startup disk, try opening the
chooser.  It won't open because to use the chooser requires the startup
disk to be unlocked.  (Last time I checked)
>What an OS would _like_ to write is not the same thing as what it _must_
Yeah, but on mac, some basic functions must write to the boot drive.

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