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: A humble doubt
by lucas_maximus on Fri 13th Jan 2012 18:57 UTC in reply to "A humble doubt"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

No, because the GPL prevents it (GRUB).

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RE[2]: A humble doubt
by twitterfire on Fri 13th Jan 2012 20:02 in reply to "RE: A humble doubt"
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2008-09-11

No, because the GPL prevents it (GRUB).

So blame MS because Grub decided to use idiotic software licenses.

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