Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:20 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows And so the war on general computing continues. Were you looking forward to ARM laptops and maybe even desktops now that Windows 8 will also be released for ARM? I personally was, because I'd much rather have a thin, but fast and economical machine than a beastly Intel PC. Sadly, it turns out that all our fears regarding UEFI's Secure Boot feature were justified: Microsoft prohibits OEMs from allowing you to install anything other than Windows 8 on ARM devices (the Software Freedom Law Center has more).
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RE: Comment by PieterGen
by WorknMan on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by PieterGen"
WorknMan
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Well, regarding smartphones: on Android phones & tablets you are your own the boss, right? At least my phone runs under a custom kernel & custom ROM.


Well, most Android phones and tablets come with locked bootloaders, so I'm not sure why owning a Microsoft tablet (which is essentially what running Windows 8 will be running on an ARM CPU) would be much different in this regard.

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