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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by westlake on Sat 14th Jan 2012 00:05 UTC in reply to "..."
westlake
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2010-01-07

Hey OEM vendors, the solution is simple, allow us to buy hardware w/o Windows installed.


Hey Geek. the OEM system install has been the gold standard in the consumer market for thirty years. We can make something of Android. Metro looks promising. Bare Bones doesn't sell worth spit.

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by dsmogor on Sat 14th Jan 2012 00:12 in reply to "RE: ..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

That really depends on country.

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