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(Some Guy)   In the old days, if you bought a computer and disliked Windows, you could always install a different OS. Now, according to Microsoft, those times are gone for those with EFI. Its too much of a "security" risk   (pcadvisor.co.uk) divider line 6
    More: Sad, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, window, Microsoft, operating systems, linux, Linux Foundation, foundation, Red Hat  
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2012-08-06 07:34:28 AM
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I still set my settings via manual jumpers on the board ya kiddos. Get off my motherboard.
2012-08-06 09:30:56 AM
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Babwa Wawa: farkeruk: On Windows 8 on ARM (aka Windows RT), there will be no such choice.

At this point, I'm predicting that Windows RT is going to be as successful as Silverlight. I doubt there's many people who are that bothered about a tablet having Windows. Almost all tablet buyers just want a noddy computer for browsing and playing Angry Birds.

There's a significant population of people who would like to have a tablet that is more friendly to content creation and business apps. Both Android and iPad fall down with those use cases.

A tab with say, a fully functioning spreadsheet, would be exceedingly popular in the enterprise and amongst business travelers.


This exists. It's called a "laptop"
2012-08-06 09:04:23 AM
1 votes:
This is why I'll stick to devices that aren't locked down, like my MacBook.
2012-08-06 08:20:03 AM
1 votes:
How will I install OS/2 Warp?
2012-08-06 07:53:36 AM
1 votes:
Firing up the boilers on my Steamputer with the operating system that just plain works: SteamOS. Steam is sustainable and locally sourced. Gears never short out. Pull a lever and WAPOW there you go SteamInfo travels at the speed of steam. Forget CyberPunk, grip yo' goggles and get steaming, today!
2012-08-06 07:01:12 AM
1 votes:
I honestly think this is going to end up costing a lot of hardware manufacturers a lot of money. Yeah, sure, it might not hurt the mainstream PC companies (whomever currently holds Gateway or Dell's old title) but I think the enthusiast market is going to be very wary of this. No one wants to be the guy making motherboards that none of your client base will buy because of the "lockout chips."
 
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