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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dsmogor
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2005-09-01

well, because Linux supported devices won't be available in any sensible choice? Because I won't be able to use economy of scale to my (price) advantage. Or finally (and that's imo important for non geeks to) if windows8 turns out ti be flop I'll not be able to put android on that. All this makes windows 8 arm devices having less futureproof than even HP touchpads.

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