So much for the “Microsoft loves Linux” phrase
I don't believe in Lenovo even a bit.
True, I brought a Lenovo laptop, not one of my best decisions, on paper the specs looked good. But I've had quite a few problems with it and you have to jump through hoops to get any help and support. Even extending your warranty is a painful process, never buying another Lenovo laptop after this one kicks the bucket.
Consider selling it as soon as you can before it gives up on you.
A PC with a locked OS is no longer a PC.
No it's still a PC, it's just that it's an embedded PC ..the Hardware configuration for some changes are restricted to a certain profile of built in Software for its hardware.
PC = simply personal Computer..
Over the years , a certain couple of companies have tried to make sure PC = or its perception to mean "Windows " being what makes a PC to be a PC..example screwgooled marketing campaign, and of course Apple's famous : I'm a Mac & I'm a PC viral marketing campaigns..
So it's still a PC, it's just that it's a PC with a restriction of What Operating systems can be loaded onto the hardware.
this will surely hit MS sales
They've been doing this for decades. Its these tactics that have made microsoft so powerful
Is this even legal?
What part of it wouldn't be?
iOS devices are locked to iOS. Windows Phone to Windows Phone. Google also likes locking devices to Android.
"Microsoft has made it impossible not only to install bloatware on these PCs but also to install Linux, as the company found a way to lock the SSD in a proprietary RAID mode that can only be read by Windows."
Boot & Nuke would fix that no problem.
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