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, ain't I a stinker? :-D

In all seriousness, I'm now using Unity on my net book and primary (1920x1080) workstation. With the icons at 32pixels and the taskbar locked in place, it's actually modestly better than Win 7 (though still not quite as productive as Gnome 2 IMHO). Lenses are pretty useful once the concept sinks in, with a lot of potential yet to exploit.

Needs multi-monitor work, I understand, and some more maturing, but I think Unity will be an improvement in the long run, just as KDE 4 finally began to shine.

YMMV, etc etc.

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