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: Hipocracy
by Alfman on Sat 14th Jan 2012 08:20 UTC in reply to "Hipocracy"
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"I don't hear you folks bemoaning that it's illegal to put any other software on Apple brand hardware than an Apple OS (excepting bootcamp/windows) without Apple's permission."

That's not really true, apple deserves (and has gotten) criticism over it too. A large percentage of apple devices are jailbroken and beyond that there are hackers porting linux software to istuff. So clearly there is interest in unlocking them too.

But to be fair, this article is specifically about microsoft's UEFI restrictions, so it's not ok to just assume everyone here is pro-apple, anti-ms on the matter.

I've been pretty vocal here on this topic, so I'm a bit surprised that your generalization fails to capture me for example. But I am an avid promoter of open computing across the brand spectrum.

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