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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antitrust again
by bigdog on Sat 14th Jan 2012 15:19 UTC
bigdog
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2011-07-06

Hold your horses, guys. Remember the case in the EU where Microsoft was punished by the EU for not offering consumers the choice of different browsers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/17/business/global/17msft.html?pagew...

If Microsoft goes ahead with this, it won't cost them just 1.67 billion. It will cost them more.

Take it from a lawyer.

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