Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Except that this was not specifically about x86, and that on x86, disabling secure boot will still mean messing with firmware settings and potentially breaking your Windows install, which is at odds with the current ease of booting and installing other OSs that was referred to by the OP.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Find me an ARM Tablet with a hard drive, which is what the OP says he'd partition.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Find me an ARM Tablet with a hard drive, which is what the OP says he'd partition.


Every tablet in existence?

Storage doesn't have to be a spinning drive to be partition, you know. My laptop and desktop can attest to it.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Find me an ARM Tablet with a hard drive, which is what the OP says he'd partition.

Okay, you win that one. Good eyes ! ;)

(Though this still negates the potential averse effects of Secure Boot even on x86. where it is not an absolute ban on other OSs but still a major annoyance in their way. Fedora did end up going as low as paying Microsoft for a reason...)

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