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Offline blueskull

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Re: Welcome back Win7
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2016, 03:01:05 am »
I don't understand that really. What does Intel or AMD stand to gain by limiting which operating systems they will support with drivers? Do they not want to sell as many chips as possible?

Do you want to hire people to maintain old drivers that won't create new sales?
VIA will support old systems because they do not have market dominance.
Intel will do so if AMD is not doing. If Intel and AMD are both dropping support of old systems, then there is no comparison which means, the only one who loses money is the customer, not chip makers.
If one betrayed, the other one will do soon.
 

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Re: Welcome back Win7
« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2016, 04:50:02 am »

I was referring to statements made by Intel and MS regarding the comparability with versions of Windows.

It is not clear to me whether Skylake will have all features working in Linux.

absurd FUD.  of course 'all features' will be supported by linux (which is just power saving, which is all new cpus ever really give you, these days; cpus already have all the instructions you'll likely ever need and the only new things they CAN do is make the hardware faster and add power savings/sleep modes).

MS is full of FUD, as usual.  they may say that previous windows versions may not get new power savings modes, but linux is not a previous windows version ;)
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WTF? FUD? I said clearly "It is not clear to me whether Skylake will have all features working in Linux." This was a statement of my ignorance, nothing else. MS and Intel have said emphatically that Skylake will only fully work in Win10. They have now apparently extended the date when this will be so. No FUD...................... :palm:
 

Offline John Coloccia

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Re: Welcome back Win7
« Reply #77 on: October 30, 2016, 10:32:31 am »
MS and Intel have said emphatically that Skylake will only fully work in Win10. They have now apparently extended the date when this will be so. No FUD...................... :palm:

All that's happened is Microsoft said that it's no longer going to support new processors in Windows 7/8, and Intel/AMD have said that they no longer intend to write drivers for legacy operating systems. As much as I don't like Microsoft, it seems pretty reasonable to me and is long overdue. They've always had this crazy backwards compatibility thing going on. No one else does that.
 

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