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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Inverted rules for ARM and non-ARM?
by raboof on Fri 13th Jan 2012 18:49 UTC
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Adding some highlighting/cherry-picking of my own:

On non-ARM systems, (...). A physically present user must be allowed to disable Secure Boot via firmware setup without possession of PKpriv. (...). Disabling Secure MUST NOT be possible on ARM systems


Am I reading this right? You must be able to disable it on non-ARM, but must not be able to disable it on ARM?

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