Microlith writes: Microsoft has updated their WHQL certification requirements for Windows 8, and placed specific restrictions on ARM platforms that will make it impossible to install non-Microsoft operating systems on ARM devices, and make it impossible to turn off or customize such security.
Choice quotes from the certification include from page 116, section 20: "On an ARM system, it is forbidden to enable Custom Mode. Only Standard Mode may be enable." which prevents users from customizing their security, and in section 21: "Disabling Secure MUST NOT be possible on ARM systems" to prevent you from booting any other OSes.
bdcny7927 writes "Just as Bing is gaining popularity, some disturbingly pro-Microsoft and anti-Apple search results are rearing their ugly heads. Case in point: a search on Bing for the phrase, 'Why is Windows so expensive?' returned this as the top link: 'Why are Macs so expensive.' That's right. You're not hallucinating."
from the there-were-more-doubloons-here-I-swear-to-you dept.
Nom du Keyboard writes "For years the figures of $200 billion and 750,000 jobs lost to intellectual property piracy have been bandied about, usually as a cudgel to demand ever more overbearing copyright laws with the intent of diminishing of both Fair Use and the Public Domain. Now ARS Technica takes a look into origin and validity these figures and finds far less than the proponents of them might wish."
destinyland writes: "Time-Warner wants to charge a per-gigabyte
A leaked memo reveals they're now watching how many gigabytes customers use in
a "consumption-based" pricing experiment in Texas.
"As few as 5 percent of our customers use 50 percent of the network,"
Time-Warner complains, mulling plans to cap usage at
5-gigabytes, with more expensive pricing plans
granting 10-, 20-, and 40-gigabyte quotas.
Steven Levy suggests Time-Warner's real aim is to
hobble iTunes, raising the cost of a movie download by $10
(or $30 for a high-definition movie). Eyeing Time-Warner's
experiment, Comcast cable also says they're evaluating a pay-per-gigabyte model." Link to Original Source