Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:09 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows As you all know, Windows 8 will be the first release of Windows NT which supports the ARM architecture. Microsoft hasn't been particularly forthcoming about this new Windows variant, but that's changing today. The company has posted a long and in-depth blog post about Windows 8 on ARM.
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RE: Linux
by WorknMan on Fri 10th Feb 2012 02:04 UTC in reply to "Linux"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

This is the golden opportunity Linux has been waiting for, I really hope the community is up to the challenge.


What opportunity is Linux supposed to take advantage of? Linux won't even be able to run on these ARM-based devices, or at least without jailbreaking. They've got that secure boot thing on there.

Edited 2012-02-10 02:05 UTC

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RE[2]: Linux
by XenonXZ on Fri 10th Feb 2012 11:18 in reply to "RE: Linux"
XenonXZ Member since:
2011-05-25

I don't really know much about this secure boot sh*te, but it'll probs be cracked in a few days anyway... Or does that render the hardware unusable because of it requiring keys?

I'd love it if it was cracked and other OS's could be installed

Edited 2012-02-10 11:22 UTC

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ARM & Secure Boot
by Pro-Competition on Fri 10th Feb 2012 16:20 in reply to "RE: Linux"
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2007-08-20

So much for Ed Bott's "For one thing, there’s no such thing as a 'Windows 8 ARM PC.'" (*) That didn't take long.

Thanks for nothing, Microsoft (and commentators like Ed Bott)!

* http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/linux-wont-be-locked-out-of-windows-...

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