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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If Microsoft requires the hardware running Windows 8 (ARM version) not to be unlocked for installing other systems, why don't device manufacturers offer devices with the same hardware but install *nix/ other systems? Just like Windows Phone and Android phones.

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adkilla Member since:

The same reason why you are forced to buy a copy of Windows with 99% of the PCs today.

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