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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Lennie
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2007-09-22

This is specifically about not allowing people who know what they are doing to disable that system if they need to do so/want to do so.

This isn't about security, here is an example:

You can't even boot from a Linux USB Stick to scan for virusses on the main HDD/SDD.

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