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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PieterGen
Member since:
2012-01-13

Yes, Apple is the prototype of walled garden. I prefer not to buy Apple products for that reason.

Both Microsofts and Apples have dubious business ethics (to put it very mildly).

However, Apple's software sucks much less than Microsofts. This week I had to install some Microsoft software for a friend. OMG, do they screw things up - if you want to make simple things VERY complicated, call Microsoft.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

How many times did I have to put the word "arm" into that post and you still didn't get I was mucking about?

Edited 2012-01-13 22:16 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

However, Apple's software sucks much less than Microsofts. This week I had to install some Microsoft software for a friend. OMG, do they screw things up - if you want to make simple things VERY complicated, call Microsoft.


REALLY?

PHP on IIS ... 1. download PHP 5.3 for IIS, 2. Install PHP for IIS, 3. Enjoy PHP on IIS.

Visual Studio 2010 (the most complicated development IDE in existence).

1) Insert CD, 2) Agree, 3) What to install, 4) Install

*I know there is a few bullshit steps in between that take like a second.*

Lesson to you ... don't tell lies about Windows.

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righard Member since:
2007-12-26

...if you want to make simple things VERY complicated, call Microsoft


Visual Studio 2010 (the most complicated development IDE in existence).


;)

Edited 2012-01-14 20:17 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Both Microsofts and Apples have dubious business ethics (to put it very mildly).


Compared to who? and in what way as you seem to know so much?

How are their business practices dubious?

Why don't you work for the consumer trading standards as you seem to know so much about this?#

You must be an expert on business ethics, why don't you tell me how they are unethical. Do they sacrifice a child per Macbook?

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