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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Anti innovation
by theninth on Sat 14th Jan 2012 09:04 UTC
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I think you could even argue that this is anti innovation (and maybe it's been argued before). A majority of the smart phones are built on top of free software (IOS, Android). Alot of other electronic gadgets too. GNU/Linux and BSD is very solid OS:es today, and even if alot of contribution was made by companies, they would not have gained to traction if there were'nt because people could install it and play with it on there home computers. And in fact, Linus would never been able to start writting Linux if it were'nt for an open platform at home.

EDIT: I had only read a little bit less then half of the comments when posting this (shame on me!) Well what I said is implied in some of the later comments but I don't think it stated straight forward. But maybe that is because it's so obvious ;)

Edited 2012-01-14 09:18 UTC

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