“The short answer is Intel’s Kaby Lake aka its seventh-generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, and AMD’s Zen-based chips, are not locked down to Windows 10: they’ll boot Linux, the BSDs, Chrome OS, home-brew kernels, OS X, whatever software supports them.So if you want to use Linux or some other non-Windows OS on your new CPUs, you’ll be fine. It’s OK, we checked.”
See Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 … and Linux, BSD, OS XIt used to be that M$ moved Heaven and Earth to force people to run That Other OS on everything out there. No more. In the Age of ARM and old PCs, M$ is deliberately supporting no hardware but the newest chips. That’s refreshing. TOOS, the disposable OS. Running 1K desktops with “7” on 3 year old PCs? Need the latest OS to fight malware/hackers or run the latest software? Go GNU/Linux! It will work for you on old or new hardware and you needn’t worry about paying M$ ever again and you may never again be forced to change your OS just because you buy new hardware. Life is good. It all turns out in the end.
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.