Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:09 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows As you all know, Windows 8 will be the first release of Windows NT which supports the ARM architecture. Microsoft hasn't been particularly forthcoming about this new Windows variant, but that's changing today. The company has posted a long and in-depth blog post about Windows 8 on ARM.
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mistersoft
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2011-01-05

the reassertion in the blog post that end users will be unable to upgrade or extend the desktop side of the WOA OS, only install Metro style apps and then only through the new app store ; also confirmation that the end-user will be locked in to the WOA OS as their one and only OS choice on WOA devices via the mandated UEFI restrictions ..all equal, to me.. the death of the chance 'on the desktop' for alternative or 'other' OS's (all the linux's, haiku's, bsd's and react OS's ETC of the world)'.

Sure....there's all the x86/64 system's...but when so many many future tablets, low power 'long battery life' laptops, net tops, are going to be ARM based
..............this could really be the beginning of the death of 'free computing' (speech not beer).

sorry for the caps but DOES ANYONE think microsoft could be mandated (e.g. by a careful thoughtful European court perhaps) to back track on their HUGELY exclusionist and damaging (to consumers/humanity even if being alarmist) UEFI WOA OS lock-in mandate.???

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