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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I pad is not advertised as a PC. People easily associate it with apple walled garden approach they have been consistently executing for years now . Windows PCs are another story. MS is clear they will pitch the usual openness argument against Apple product as one of the major advantages and state their tablets are indeed true PCs and use x86 sibling devices as a moniker to further confuse the consumer. They did't for example advertise XBOX as a gaming PC.

Edited 2012-01-13 20:19 UTC

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