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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by SpikeMcG on Sat 14th Jan 2012 07:44 UTC
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You know all I hear when I read this site is some whiny person complaining about linux not being able to be installed on a Windows PC..

Well it's like the pot calling the kettle here..

I don't hear you folks bemoaning that it's illegal to put any other software on Apple brand hardware than an Apple OS (excepting bootcamp/windows) without Apple's permission. They are even protected by DMCA. Shouldn't when you buy a Windows PC shouldn't it be the same. If you want the hardware ask the manufacturer to sell it to you without Windows or build your own box.. You still have every right to do this..

Don't be a whiner, if this is something that you want ask the hardware folks to sell you a device made just to do that.. Simple answer. Some will even..

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