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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dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

Besides, think about all efforts to put Linux on recycled pc's for African people. In five years the same will concern all the tablets running obsolete versions of windows, but will be utterly impossible.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Besides, think about all efforts to put Linux on recycled pc's for African people. In five years the same will concern all the tablets running obsolete versions of windows, but will be utterly impossible.


And the governments said we will have Windows PCs, because everybody uses Windows and we need people to have relevant IT skills.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Few pennies for me are a living in less fortunate countries.
MS couldn't care less about them. By forcing independent producers to remove features that don't hinder first users of those devices but could enable reuse they are simply doing wrong.

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