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 dsmogor on Fri 13th Jan 2012 20:28 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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I wouldn't be so sure with tablets. Of course as long as Microsoft decides decide to support such "conversion". Anyway they were very anxious to put windows on OLPC.
Besides I wouldn't generalize. There was huge outcry about locked bootloaders in those devices (Ipad aside).
Android upgrade woes can also be seen as an evidence people care what os choice they have with their devices.

Edited 2012-01-13 20:32 UTC

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