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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Alfman
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2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"Audiophiles already do this. They pay a premium for the extra 'audio' quality. Some results are amazing."

"I already do this for bicycle parts and I often buy components for my bicycle that are worth more than the bicycle itself...."

You're ability to tweak and upgrade your off the shelf audio/bike equipment is great (seriously), so why shouldn't we be able to enjoy the same sort of tinkering benefits with off the shelf computers?


Is it just a linux phobia or are you against installing any alternatives on off the shelf hardware?

What harm does it do you if others have control over their own computers?

I'm having trouble isolating your true motivation for speaking so ardently against open consumer technology, would you mind explaining it more directly?

Edited 2012-01-13 21:36 UTC

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