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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by ilovebeer on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:57 UTC
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People are still crying over the fact that "Made for Windows 8" pre-installed systems are intended and supposedly "locked" to Windows 8. It's as stupid as buying a microwave and being mad that it doesn't wash your dishes too. You're buying a product designed and intended for a specific purpose, yet you're pissing yourself because you supposedly can't do things outside the realm of that design and intent... The's the one very basic point some people are struggling to grasp. It's pretty funny, only not.

Further, I don't know why people crap their pants over this "news". Until the devices are out and in peoples hands to use/manipulate, you don't know what's possible with them. Stop pre-ejaculating and just take your time -- let the story unravel as it will -- it may turn out all your panic is for nothing.

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