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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antitrust again
by bigdog on Sat 14th Jan 2012 15:19 UTC
bigdog
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2011-07-06

Hold your horses, guys. Remember the case in the EU where Microsoft was punished by the EU for not offering consumers the choice of different browsers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/17/business/global/17msft.html?pagew...

If Microsoft goes ahead with this, it won't cost them just 1.67 billion. It will cost them more.

Take it from a lawyer.

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RE: antitrust again
by Lennie on Tue 17th Jan 2012 13:54 in reply to "antitrust again"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

That is really nice and all, but it will take the EU years. Which is the same is something like dogyears/humanyears, but for ICT.

Because by the time they get it done in court every general computing device will be dead and the general public won't have any idea how to use a normal computer anymore.

So that is also why we can not rely on the EU and lawyers to fix this problem.

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