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: I for one
by westlake on Fri 13th Jan 2012 18:11 UTC in reply to "I for one"
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welcome Microsoft's continued decline into irrelevance on anything but the Intel PC.

The Metro tablet is a mass market consumer product.

Which means that its owners will be no more interested in rooting the machine than I am interested in sponsoring a snowmobile expedition to the South Pole.

This is what the buyer wants to hear:

Qualcomm has already announced ARM chipsets specifically for Windows 8 ARM ultrabooks

Optimized hardware for his platform of choice?


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