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Actually with the power of the cpus we have, thats probably not
such a bad issue.
Of course, the cost would be in the hardware.
Fringerprint scanners in all the keyboards, mice, buttons, etc
that would cost.
But we have face recognition, eventually we will have dna id so
yeah its probably more than likely with a conventional os even.
On 15/02/2019 4:50 PM, Travis Siegel
These days, it would be trivial to make such a secure os.
Simply put fingerprint scanners into all of the keycaps, and
into the mouse buttons. That way, as long as your fingers are
the ones on the keyboard, it's a pretty good bet that it's you
doing the typing. Obviously, since you're checking eight
fingers instead of one, you could easily speed up the
fingerprint identification time, because you wouldn't have to
have a 100 percent match on every single finger, just a 80
percent match (or so) on all eight fingers. If they all match,
then it's unlikely it's someone else using your keyboard. Of
course, the mouse is a different story, that one would have to
be either a three button mouse, with all three buttons needing
to be covered, or perhaps a 100 percent match with the button
you're clicking. Either way, the secure os is definitely a
possibility, even if it does need a as of yet nonexistent
Now, who knows how to patent an idea?
On 2/14/2019 7:47 PM, marcio via
Wow, I got curious about this "secure system". What's the name
of it, can you tell me so I can look for more info on this
matter? Just for fun, curiosity, you know.
Getting back to sounds, I'll just say that I tried everything
that I could to get back my Firefox sounds while you seem to
don't like yours. Ironic, isn't it? LOL
By the way, is there a way to really get back the old sounds
from the classic versions of Firefox?
Em 14/02/2019 18:27, Shaun Everiss
know this brings me right back to university in my os class.
We were talking about security and all the hacking of late and
someone asked if there was such a thing as a secure os.
Surprisingly, there was, but every action, needed a password,
when you hit enter on anything you needed to varify it was you
The users didn't like it, it didn't go anywhere.
Back to sounds, I don't think you would like it if everything
had a sound.
I had something like this on google chrome once.
In waterfox, nav sounds happen whenever pages move, complete,
you type, or do things.
I don't need all those annoying noises download complete, nav
start, popups, a few notifications.
Now I guess nav complete and a few others if you were on
dialup would be nice but really.
I think you would get really annoyed if every action you
pushed resulted in a beep from the pc.
Especially with how some soundcards process stuff.
For example, on my entertainment workstation due to its really
mega power, the sound drivers filter the amp.
On headphones you get full power but on speakers its filtered.
Thats fine to play music, or speech, but you start putting
more than 1-2 sounds at once you start having issues.
Now I do have some cards without that restriction.
And the reason they have such a restriction on the internals
crappy that it may get at times is if you play it raw without
some adjustments to the sound or volume, it really doesn't
sound good and could damage your ears or the hardware.
Now it can be done, you may be able to run speech like that,
but may not other things.
Sounds may have different volumes, some stuff can be louder
than speech, I have seen my music be overwealmed by the speech
and vice versa.
In fact its more the other way round.
Now if you had different things going through different cards
and better still different speakers that would be fine but
Point is I wouldn't unnecesarily have sounds playing that
could conflict with other sounds.
So for example while I am doing serious work I don't play
music, if I do, I turn it down so it doesn't interfier with my
That means I don't usually hear it and with the powerfull box
I have now the sound cutouts trip so I need to plug it to a
If I listen to a podcast or something, the idea is to focus
solely on that audio without interuption at least I have
always found it better.
Now for a while before sound cards got chipped to boards you
were able to get away with a few of these things but I have
had users blow their cards, and or speakers as a result of
running to many things, I have friends blow their ears etc
just by running to many things even though volume wasn't
On the later chipped systems till 2013 when they started
tieing it to display cards you could still get away with it.
In fact on win7, you probably could get away with most of this
sort of thing.
Win10 isn't going to get you like that.
There are some things it simply won't let you do out of design
or safety or something.
Certain things that go against bits of its security or quality
There are vary few things that it outright refuses without a
lot of doodling about but well its just not a good idea.
Now in the case of sound if you want to risk it, you can
probably get away with well not using your linked drivers and
just a ms driver, but as long as you never need headphones or
need to use anything bar internal speakers and even then, you
may or may not be ok, you take the risk.
Now if you happen to be on a standard non powerfull
entertainment workstation that needs enhancements due to
crappy sound output you may be fine, you may even get away
with it but I wouldn't.