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"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

SpikeMcG,

"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.

http://www.ijailbreak.com/ipad/run-linux-and-android-on-iphone-4-ip...

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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