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[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by dsmogor on Sat 14th Jan 2012 20:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
dsmogor
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The tech have been there for ~6years employed in media devices with strong DRM. It's been there in x86 since (I believe) 2 generations of core cpus in form of TPM.

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