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: In all fairness,
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 19:14 UTC in reply to "In all fairness,"
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2006-12-05

Microsoft may not have lied. They may very well have not been planning to force OEMs to restrict boxes to Windows using secure boot when they said that they weren't. But it doesn't really matter much. They went back on what they said, once again proving that you can't trust what they say.

The way I see it, it's as good as lying. If you can't (or don't) keep your word, keep your trap shut. Otherwise, I don't care what exactly happened--the end result is no different than lying. Same difference.

Fuck you Microsoft.

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