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 dsmogor on Fri 13th Jan 2012 20:25 UTC in reply to "It doesn't bother me very much"
dsmogor
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Correct while stock desktop oriented distros are unfit for tablets there are ones attempts to specialize there with county and kde plasma bring the most visible examples. Besides windows 8 arm devices will also come in more traditional form factors.
Android tablets are not powerful enough to bring an sensible experience with those distros but devices designed to carry full windows would.

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