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[2]: I for one "platform of choice"
by jabbotts on Fri 13th Jan 2012 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE: I for one"
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Win8 optimized ARM hardware is great if Win8 is your OS of choice. For those of us who require a different OS; will there be an unlocked non-win8 capable model available or maybe a my-pet-OS optimized ARM hardware option?

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