Posted Sep 20, 2011 21:18 UTC (Tue) by dskoll
In reply to: Simple solution
Parent article: Garrett: UEFI secure booting
The Wintel PC has a limited life expectancy at this point
I don't agree. There are still many tasks for which a desktop or laptop computer is far more suitable than a portable device. Especially in business settings, I think desktop/laptop computers are going to be around for a very long time.
As for Windows, part of what keeps the Windows ecosystem going are the thousands (if not millions) of strange and specialized applications ranging from veterinary practice suites to niche scientific tools and so on. Those vendors will howl bloody murder if MSFT attempts to force them to sell through an app store. (Time for them to start porting to Linux now so they have leverage, I guess. :))
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