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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by twitterfire on Fri 13th Jan 2012 20:24 UTC in reply to "..."
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Hey OEM vendors, the solution is simple, allow us to buy hardware w/o Windows installed.

Thank you.

Oh, but you can. You can buy Apple Ipad, Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc.

And guess what? I guess what, I think that it will be impossible to install Windows 8 on Ipad or galaxy Tab and nobody is enraged against Apple or Samsung.

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