Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 18:06 UTC
Windows Both Mozilla and Google have expressed concern over Windows 8. Microsoft's next big operating system release restricts access to certain APIs and technologies browsers need - only making them available to Internet Explorer. Looking at the facts, it would seem Mozilla and Google have a solid case - coincidentally, the responses on the web are proof of the slippery slope we're on regarding ownership over our own machines.
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by TemporalBeing on Fri 11th May 2012 19:06 UTC
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Let me be very harsh and make it very clear: I'm not talking about people who write a bunch of iOS applications and call it a day. I'm talking about the nitty gritty stuff. Driver development. Assembly programming. Kernel development. Firmware stuff.

Don't you know - you're suppose to get all that stuff from Apple, Microsoft, and their approved vendors.

All joking aside, yes - it's a big issue.

I'd love to get an ARM desktop/laptop sometime, but again I'll be sticking with Linux when I do.

And yes, I just bought a new laptop with Linux installed ($100 off the price, thank you HP).

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