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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Morgan
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2005-06-29

Wrong. The Nook Color (not the new Nook Tablet mind you) has a completely open bootloader. Insert an SD card with Cyanogenmod or any other AOSP build and it will happily boot and run from it. You can also use that method to install any custom Android build you like to the internal storage, without having to drop to the command line.

It's arguably easier to install a "true" Android OS on the NC than it is to install Linux on a modern Intel or AMD based PC.

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