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: Comment by ilovebeer
by Alfman on Fri 13th Jan 2012 17:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

ilovebeer,

Do companies have a right to impose vendor locked computing devices on their customers? Possibly (it's questionable when a monopoly does it). However we can't ignore the benefits of open computing either. Just because open computing may not be relevant to you, that does not make it irrelevant to others like myself. We have a right to be concerned and to speak up about it. The public deserves to know what they're buying into.

Edited 2012-01-13 17:26 UTC

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