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).
Permalink for comment 503288
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by Hiev on Fri 13th Jan 2012 20:12 UTC
Member since:

Hey OEM vendors, the solution is simple, allow us to buy hardware w/o Windows installed.

Thank you.

Reply Score: 3