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 ilovebeer
by daveidixon on Fri 13th Jan 2012 17:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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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...

Well, Arm devices have the potential to run more things that Windows 8, Microwaves don't have the potential to wash dishes (at least mine certainly doesn't)

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.

I agree

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