graeme_p - 1:47 pm on Jul 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
kartish, you are wrong about Windows 8 being open, and running on anything that will run Windows 7. Windows will only run with UEFI signed boot, not with an old fashioned BIOS (it would not work on the machine I am on now, which originally came with Win 7).
It works the other way too: hardware for Windows 8 will only run a signed bootloader. You are right insofar as the rules are looser for x86 than for ARM, but it still requires signed boot.
This has even lead to Red Hat paying MS to sign Red Hat Linux (at a cost to users of $99 a time) [zdnet.com ]
Re "Windows 8 to go", what took them so long? Other OSes have offered the same functionality for 8+ years!