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.
Thread beginning with comment 520880
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
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...)

Reply Parent Score: 1

Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Was the Fedora thing for x86? That's unfortunate.

Personally, Secure Boot is something I find stupid on non appliance devices (Laptops, Desktops).

Reply Parent Score: 2

Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Was the Fedora thing for x86? That's unfortunate.

It was. They are against it on ARM for now.

Personally, Secure Boot is something I find stupid on non appliance devices (Laptops, Desktops).

I don't find it stupid, in principle, to sign OS binaries so as to detect if they are altered on boot. My main gripe with Secure Boot is that right now, it is by design a barely disguised method of bootloader locking, rather than the security-oriented feature it claims to be.

Edited 2012-06-05 17:14 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1