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 darseex on Fri 13th Jan 2012 17:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
darseex
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2010-12-06

Your analogy sucks. Here's a better one:

Imagine that 95%+ of all microwaves ever made were bought off by Pizza Hut to disallow anything other than reheating cold pizza. From a technical standpoint, there's no difference between these 'pizza-only' microwaves and the ones we have now, other than the new limitation on types of food you're allowed to cook with it.

This would naturally be touted as a feature -- no longer will you accidentally burn the roof of your mouth with Hot Pockets. It's safe and secure.

Naturally, nobody would like this turn of events other than Pizza Hut, but hey, they include a Pizza Hut logo on the box, so what right have we to complain?

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