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]: A little over the top...
by saynte on Fri 13th Jan 2012 19:35 UTC in reply to "RE: A little over the top..."
saynte
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What you say is all true, thank you for bringing up these points in such an easy to read and, more importantly, reasoned argument.

My beef (and the reason for my post) is the tone of Thom's post.

The shrill, wailing, tone of Thom's post distracts from the issues; I was merely trying to extract some of the other (what I feel) relevant questions and facts of interest in this story.

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