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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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.


PHP on IIS ... 1. download PHP 5.3 for IIS, 2. Install PHP for IIS, 3. Enjoy PHP on IIS.

Visual Studio 2010 (the most complicated development IDE in existence).

1) Insert CD, 2) Agree, 3) What to install, 4) Install

*I know there is a few bullshit steps in between that take like a second.*

Lesson to you ... don't tell lies about Windows.

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