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: It doesn't bother me very much
by Luminair on Fri 13th Jan 2012 19:56 UTC in reply to "It doesn't bother me very much"
Luminair
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2007-03-30

apple was always locked and microsoft was always not. apple created their computer and microsoft rode shotgun on the inter-compatible personal computer revolution.

microsoft deserves credit for being part of open ecosystems. apple and microsoft deserve scorn for being part of closed ecosystems

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