Why come no OS runs from ROM any more?

In the old days the OS in ROM was common, these days it could work for better security. Why no OS in ROM?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    We just use NAND now.
    It has the same benefits but is writable. Security is managed mostly by the OS itself though.

    You can still set it RO and use RAM as a temporary user disk.
    Remember that even back then you could have viruses corrupt your disks and data, even when the OS was in ROM, the OS itself was just safe from the virus.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >the OS itself was just safe from the virus.
      it was, but some had a whole host of issues that allowed viruses to infect the system which never got fixed, or couldn't be fixed due to compatibility reasons (amiga, for example).

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why is everyone downplaying the fact that they found chorizo in space?
    That's more interesting than if it was just a star.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's an picture taken using a very powerful telescope showing a slice of the Chorizo galaxy cluster. Each of those light bits is a galaxy.

      https://i.imgur.com/aySOsac.jpg

      In the old days the OS in ROM was common, these days it could work for better security. Why no OS in ROM?

      How would you update without opening your computer and replacing a chip?

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    why is that supposed to be funny
    scientists are fucking parasites

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >she writes on a forum, using a device, only possible thanks to scientists

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        not scientist but engineers and code monkeys, while that involve some science, but it's the applied type not that scam tax-sucking shit.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          chemical materials such as plastics and alloys found by scientists, batteries invented by scientists because of chemicals, power grid invented by scientists, tools such as saudering and thermal paste invetnted by scientists, computer engineering is a literal science based occupation, scientists and mechanical engineers invented coding before electric computers even existed, and all modern luxuries are owed to scientists for which we are allowed to think about more than just hunting boars and not dying of pneumonia.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yep. The nasa alum really put these phones together.

        Actually maybe you should be thinking God and early Christians because without them we wouldn't have this phone either.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >scientist makes a harmless joke gently ribbing people who Trust the Science
      >you are mad about this
      hmm

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >a slice of flesh is harmless

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I weep for the chorizo beast that gave his life for this prank.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >scientists are fucking parasites
      Only a very few of them, and that's because they're studying sexual reproduction in some species of parasites.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Kek
        For real though, those /d/ threads are amazing

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It is funny.

      Unfortunately it also means a whole new round of shitty flat-earther memes.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >In a bid to make amends, he posted an image of the spectacular Cartwheel galaxy, assuring followers that this time the photo was genuine.
    fool me once

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >scientists are not allowed to make jokes
    The problem would have been if people DIDN'T notice it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >The post was retweeted and commented upon by thousands of users, who took the scientist by his word.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but that's social media in general.
        Most people don't know who they're following.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You mean thousands just gobbled up what ~~*the science*~~ said without thinking a second for themselves or researching the matter exactly like they did with the settled science of
        >masks will prevent the virus
        >4 masks will prevent the virus better
        >the vaccine has no side effects
        >the side effects aren't so severe
        >the vaccine makes you immune
        >the vaccine makes the symptoms less severe
        >two shots are enough
        >four shots are enough
        >monthly shots are enough
        >vaccined people can't spread the virus
        >vaccined people can't spread the virus so much

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just set your boot partition to read only.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >mount -o remount,rw

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Because it leads to things like the Windows registry and look where that got us. Just use a distro with an immutable filesystem like Fedora Silverblue.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    it's cheaper to just use one type of flash for everything

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >these days it could work for better security
    no because then it can't be updooted

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't immutable OSes basically a modern version of that anyway?

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >ROM
    Probably because of the Read Only part

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Because you can't install malware then. That would destroy the market for antivirus software. It would be anti-capitalist.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    We have immutable read only OS's now, next.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Oh great, so when malware exploits a kernel bug to insert itself into the read-only system partition, the OS will now actively fight my attempts to remove it?

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    space is fake and gay
    gravity is just a theory
    speed of light was never measured
    i could go on

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