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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No, but we have to be realistic sometimes as well...this maybe the reality in the future....So build your own pc and run Linux, get everyone to do it and OEM's will abandon Microsoft if no one uses it...Call me when that happens. Or get corporations to switch to Linux on personal computers. I know my company has been testing out Linux and OS X as options and funny enough OS X works cleaner with some of our network security. So quite complaining about a tablet market as that is only where the restriction is now and get the community working on converting businesses where the majority of the OS install base is.

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