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: Comment by ilovebeer
by Lennie on Tue 17th Jan 2012 13:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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Fact: There are several alternatives to buying a "Designed for Windows 8" computer.

Fact: Nobody is forced to buy a "Designed for Windows 8" computer.

Fact: No amount of whining or ignoring will change the above two facts.

That was what we thought to when the Windows based netbooks came out at first, but that didn't last long did it ?

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