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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Windows 8 firmware requirements
by jal_ on Fri 10th Feb 2012 10:09 UTC
jal_
Member since:
2006-11-02

What I found most interesting in that post, is this: "Windows 8 will run on every Windows 7 logo PC". If true, this makes the whole discussion about firmware requirements that prevent installing a second OS a bit moot.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

x86 != ARM.

They are saying that any Windows 7 pc, will run Windows 8. No ARM device is in this group.

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jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

You are right, but I wasn't talking about WOA, but about Windows 8 (which as the article makes clear are two separate OSes, even though they share many components). I was talking about this article: http://www.osnews.com/story/25180, which states "Microsoft requires OEMs that want to be part of the logo program for Windows 8 to have secure boot enabled." However, if any Windows 7 PC will run Windows 8, this may be a moot point.

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