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: It doesn't bother me very much
by juzzlin on Mon 16th Jan 2012 09:36 UTC in reply to "It doesn't bother me very much"
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Why don't we blame Apple for selling tablets that only run iOS? Why don't we become enraged and demand Apple to let us install Ubuntu on iPad? We always blame Microsoft instead.

Because Apple provides the hardware AND the software. Microsoft Windows is a separate product.

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