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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I'm sorry but our ARMs are tied.
by garyd on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:48 UTC
garyd
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I'm not sure how this changes things -- when you buy a system with an alternate OS in mind, you're already looking at the hardware specs to ensure it'll work with the OS you're planning to use. I only see this as another tic on the list.

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