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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That means I should be waiting on a MIPS version of windows 8 ?

By the way I'm typing this on an ARM tablet (TF101), which is awesome with linux. But the current trend of locking the bootloader (mostly for security purpose... DRM security purpose), is depressing, while I understand the (stupid) business requirement of doing so, it clearly push tablet into the niche of media consumption, and not as a viable business computing platform (which makes it less relevant than PDAs).

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