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 AcacioMartins
by shmerl on Tue 17th Jan 2012 16:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by AcacioMartins"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

EU didn't bother much with Windows bundling which is still rampant everywhere:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_refund

So I wouldn't bet on it as a rule.

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