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    And what does Apple consider “good” software? I have rEFInd installed in my laptop to dual-boot a tiny partition with Linux. Am I going to see a pop-up now once a week of Apple scolding me for that?

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      And what does Apple consider “good” software?

      Probably everything they ship.

      I have rEFInd installed in my laptop to dual-boot a tiny partition with Linux. Am I going to see a pop-up now once a week of Apple scolding me for that?

      From the post:

      The great majority of users should, of course, never see that dialog. If you do, your decision will be remembered; if you agreed to send the data to Apple, then in a week’s time when eficheck runs again, it will automatically adhere to your original choice.

      As long as this remains “checking” only, I actually appreciate the move. Probably, most people wouldn’t notice a modified EFI without this.

      Given that the firmware versions Apple ships are actually quite easily enumerable, this doubles down on a strength of its ecosystem. (whether it’s worth the tradeoff with the other drawbacks it brings, is a different debate)

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        Given that the firmware versions Apple ships are actually quite easily enumerable

        Heh, in the (now deleted?) Twitter thread that Xeno Kovah was talking about this, he mentioned that it took some work to enumerate all of the firmware versions as some hadn’t been tracked/tracked in the same way as the others.

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        I’ve read somewhere that their popup will be displayed once, and your answer will be remembered on future invocations. So if this scanner will detect rEFind, you can click “Don’t send”, and it will not bug you again. At least theoretically, in High Sierra, not sure until which build number ;).