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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Wait and see is not an option
by acobar on Fri 13th Jan 2012 18:24 UTC
acobar
Member since:
2005-11-15

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety", Benjamin Franklin

"First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I was Protestant.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.", Martin Niemöller (one of many versions)

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.", George Santayana

Discuss, comment, spread, compare. The lessons must be learned.

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PieterGen Member since:
2012-01-13

Discuss, comment, spread, compare. The lessons must be learned.


Let's not compare immoral trade practices to military dicatures please......we're only talking * operating systems * here - as much as I loathe the dirty tricks of Microsoft, Apple and the lot.......

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acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

No, we are talking about the need to watch what others can do that can affect our life. It does not matter that the same can be also applied to other subjects. In fact, if you think about, it all boils down to a common ground: the frequently unfair behavior that human beings insist on develop in society.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

GODWIN'D!!

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