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).
Thread beginning with comment 503494
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:

First point, It doesn't really matter to the discussion how good or bad any Linux Disto is. Even if it were the greatest OS ever put together, it wouldn't be possible to install on one of these ARM windows machines. Don't you see a problem with that?

Second, My friends are not idiots they can handle figuring out how to update Fedora. Sometimes we all just need a recomendation from a person more knowledgable in a field to take a leap of faith. Again, this move by Microsoft makes this impossible. And while I don't know of anyone who uses spotify, they do have a native linux client that I installed yesterday just to make sure it worked. For MP3 Players: Rythm Box works great.

Reply Parent Score: 5