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]: Comment by ilovebeer
by lucas_maximus on Fri 13th Jan 2012 18:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Microsoft MUST DIE!!

Look dude the future of computing is going to be "products", people don't care about this crap, they buy a product.

My Mother and Father can't even explain my job to her friends nor understand the concept of copy and paste.

These Tablets might be computers in the traditional sense ... but you know what else has computers in them, Washing Machines, TVs, Dishwashers, Cars, Aircraft ... they are sold as a complete artefact, this is what tablets and phones are sold as.

I don't see you guys up in arms about how your Chrysler is running a version of Unix and you can't install a version of Ubuntu.

I would be upset if the same thing were to happen with Desktop PCs or Traditional Laptops ... but it won't because Software dev needs to happen and these will become the "business machines".

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