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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Will you be able to assemble your own tablet? What I'm trying to say is we are in the verge going back to square one with mobile Linux. Remember how many devices were available with it in pre-android times despite Linux being perfectly capable to run on arm? Remember being stuck with lousy wince (palm was not open to other hw makers) with almost non-existent, overpriced competition (zaurus and Nokia Nxxx)?

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