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.
Permalink for comment 514598
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by 0brad0 on Wed 18th Apr 2012 01:58 UTC in reply to "ARM"
Member since:

Windows 8 ARM probably will be freely available, just not in a way Microsoft wants. All it will take is for some enterprising individual to borrow recovery partition from a fairly standard device, put it in a disk image of some sort, and people will be able to make their own installation media.

Edit: And thus, Microsoft loses business in the future to pirates. People who may well have bought copies of Windows 8 for their ARM machines will be forced into a life of crime.

Comment makes no sense. When was the last time you bought a copy of iOS or Android and installed it on to an ARM-based device? Windows on ARM will be no different.

Reply Parent Score: 2