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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RE[2]: Comment by PieterGen
by izomiac on Fri 13th Jan 2012 22:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by PieterGen"
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Everyone says that, and manufacturers love if people believe that, but it's not quite true. There was a major supreme court case that ruled a manufacturer must honor the warranty on a modified product unless they can prove the defect resulted from the modification.

If you install a fingerprint reader on your phone (i.e. case mod, custom kernel, etc), and the screen cracks under normal usage, the manufacturer is legally obligated to honor the warranty. Of course, they'll refuse, and legal fees will exceed replacement cost, but that's the law.

Anti-lemon laws also apply, which is why they offer a warranty in the first place (and they can't be "voided", regardless of what you do).

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