Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
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RE[2]: ARM
by Neolander on Tue 17th Apr 2012 17:46 UTC in reply to "RE: ARM"
Neolander
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What ARM machines? ARM devices aren't freely available. The ones that are available are the iOS & Android devices, and although they may have also use ARM, the hardware will probably be very different from what Windows RT supports (which I expect will be only selected SOCs like Windows Phone).

As far as I can tell, Microsoft have decided to take ARM a big step forward and to force Windows 8 ARM OEMs to follow some SoC-agnostic standards (UEFI and ACPI noticeably).

Too bad that they will also force locked bootloaders on these things, they would have been the first ARM devices which I would have enjoyed low-level development on.

Edited 2012-04-17 17:47 UTC

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