Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Oct 2012 23:09 UTC
Windows "The Surface is a nice tablet. The design and aesthetic are pleasing, the feel in the hands, particularly of the kickstand and magnetic cover connection is excellent. But is it worth buying on the day of release?" After these three reviews, I still want a Surface RT. As much as I think Metro - and especially its applications - has a long way to go, I feel like I should reward the fact that Microsoft dares to be different. Too bad Microsoft doesn't want me to buy one.
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RE[4]: I'm desiring one, too
by zima on Mon 29th Oct 2012 04:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'm desiring one, too"
zima
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I predicted this whole shenanigan, that secure boot was just a disguised way of protecting walled gardens from owner tampering rather than simply protecting owners from malware tampering. I wish I were wrong about it.

I suspect the idea might be to enable subsidised hardware ecosystem - OEMs selling tablets & laptops below cost, but getting a slice from software sales in the marketplace made on their devices.

Of course, that would be feasible only if MS & the hw+sw platform can fairly reliably assure non-tempering of the installed OS - that would be what the OEMs want in such scenario. And a relatively acceptable scenario overall.

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