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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It doesn't bother me very much
by twitterfire on Fri 13th Jan 2012 19:34 UTC
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I consider Linux crappy enough on the desktop and I don't find neither Gnome nor KDE being usable on a tablet.

The only Linux based os suitable for tablets is Android.

But wait. What? We already have Android tablets.

It's not like MS will stop you from buying a tablet with Android installed on it. And unlike on the PC, MS will have very little market share so they won't have much to impose to either manufacturers or users.

Why don't we blame Apple for selling tablets that only run iOS? Why don't we become enraged and demand Apple to let us install Ubuntu on iPad? We always blame Microsoft instead.

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