Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
Thread beginning with comment 514598
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by 0brad0 on Wed 18th Apr 2012 01:58 UTC in reply to "ARM"
Member since:

Windows 8 ARM probably will be freely available, just not in a way Microsoft wants. All it will take is for some enterprising individual to borrow recovery partition from a fairly standard device, put it in a disk image of some sort, and people will be able to make their own installation media.

Edit: And thus, Microsoft loses business in the future to pirates. People who may well have bought copies of Windows 8 for their ARM machines will be forced into a life of crime.

Comment makes no sense. When was the last time you bought a copy of iOS or Android and installed it on to an ARM-based device? Windows on ARM will be no different.

Reply Parent Score: 2