ARM as a primary architecture

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Fri Mar 23 08:47:17 UTC 2012

On Mar 23, 2012 3:22 AM, "Kevin Kofler" <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Peter Robinson wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 2:28 PM, drago01 <drago01 at> wrote:
> >> The only ones where this is possible right now are actually x86 based
> >> tablets. Even Windows 8 wont help here as MS mandates that the
> >> devices are locked with secure boot without having an option to disable
> >> it.
> >
> > No that is definitely not the case that it is x86 only,
> Quite the opposite: M$ rules for "secure" boot are:
> * on x86 (or "non-ARM" in their wording) devices, it MUST be possible for
> users to disable "secure" boot,
> * on ARM devices, it MUST NOT be possible for users to disable "secure"
> boot,
> i.e. all ARM devices shipping Window$ will have restricted boot forced on
> with no option to disable it.

And at the moment there are exactly 0 devices shipping windows 8 on arm.
There are no such rules for other oses such as Android, those are the
devices I was referring to,  I did say above that BIOS locked are a non
starter already!

>        Kevin Kofler
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