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: I for one
by fithisux on Sat 14th Jan 2012 08:53 UTC in reply to "I for one"
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The decline is faster if people start making sure that their software compiles with mingw and use FOSS on windows.Use open source windowing kits (Qt/GTK/Wx/Fltk)

1. ReactOs could be used as a platform for hosting development
2. Big hemorrage to MS, nobody buys their crappy software

Notable software that is anti-mingw
1. Mozilla
2. Openoffice
3. Erlang

Notable software that is anti-OSS compilers


Notable software that is anti-OSS windowing

1. Sumatra
2. miranda
3. Infrarecorder
4. Notepad++

and others.

I urge people to re-think their position.

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