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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Yes, Apple is the prototype of walled garden. I prefer not to buy Apple products for that reason.

Both Microsofts and Apples have dubious business ethics (to put it very mildly).

However, Apple's software sucks much less than Microsofts. This week I had to install some Microsoft software for a friend. OMG, do they screw things up - if you want to make simple things VERY complicated, call Microsoft.

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