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: I for one - PC also
by jabbotts on Fri 13th Jan 2012 16:43 UTC in reply to "I for one"
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I'd welcome MS decline in relevance in the PC space also.

In my own home, Win only exists for two tasks; a minimized platform for steam to run on and a pentest target in my lab subnet. For everything else including real computing, there are other fully capable options.

I got an idea where Microsoft can stick it's ARM policy all the way up to the win8 bicept tatoo.

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