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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RE[6]: I for one
by eantoranz on Mon 16th Jan 2012 00:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I for one"
eantoranz
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That's a crappy argument, if you ask me.

So, because they actually want to make a profit and get rid of viruses or what not they are entitle to try to squash competition? That sounds like too hefty a price for us customers to pay so that Microsoft can be safe, you know? At the end of the day, who's paying for the PC? Me or Microsoft? Because if I'm paying for the piece, I'd like to do with it _as I please_, or am I the only one who thinks that when you actualy "buy" something you _ahould_ get to own it?

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