[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Plans
dcglug at cornwall-it.co.uk
Wed Mar 7 11:59:42 UTC 2012
It could well be just the thing to undermine Microsoft's ARM plans. If
there are good alternatives to Windows on ARM then the device manufacturers
can vote with their wallets, so to speak.
I imagine it is more costly to implement Microsoft's requirements than it
would be to not implement them... but if there are no real alternatives for
usable tablet operating systems (Android is good but, in my opinion, not
really that usable on tablets) then they would seem to have no choice but
to implement Microsoft's requirements.
Get a decent alternative in place and let the manufacturers sorry
On Mar 7, 2012 10:37 AM, "Nigel Verity" <nigelverity at hotmail.com> wrote:
> It's been interesting to read about Canonical's ideas for the future of
> Ubuntu; in particular its use as an OS for tablets and other mobile
> devices. It strikes me that some of this vision is undermined by the
> implications of the "Secure Boot" functionality being specified by
> Microsoft on ARM processors as a pre-requisite to achieve "Windows 8
> Compatible" status.
> A lot of the up-coming tablets are going to be using ARM chips, so unless
> the Microsoft requirement is modified, or manufacturers choose to ignore
> it, the Canonical vision seems to be flawed. Or am I missing something?
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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