Bazza wrote:pay up to 3
times the price fo something they "produce", e.g. a personal
What is inside the Mac-heads grey matter that makes them
purchase crippled units/systems
Bazza wrote:Hi Rhakios...
> You said their "personal computer" comes at up to three
> times the price. Which one?
My Philips Quad Core machine cost almost 600 UKP and even
at 2 to 1 USD to UKP is only 1200 USD. It`s about 1 year old.
> And which of their PCs are crippled?
All. Apple themselves apply EFI, (are there others?), instead
of old BIOS interrupts to obtain the best from their hardware
and by definiton that is a hardware lock-in, which they
themselves "admit" to.
I will be surprised if MS and Linux use EFI at all as standard
for their consumer OSs. If they do then I will stand corrected.
> No "Mac-head" has yet had the chance to purchase an iPad,
> so it can't be that you're referring to.
It is SO crippled that it doesn`t even have "standard" I/O of
a USB port NOR an SD card slot. It does have an Apple special
of a port that Apple may probably sell plug in adaptors to get
that facility probably at EXTRA APPLE INFLATED COST!
Suppose I wanted to code for it as a mobile piece of test gear
for my job, how do I do it without any ports?
For example how do I get DC voltage into it?
Therefore it is about as much use as a fart in a spacesuit.
> Over the years I've read about all the devices mentioned
> here and none of them look up to what I want (i.e. something
> which would be like the iPad but extendible and free-er).
I looked at the first three and these DID have at least one USER
I/O, (USB), port!
Therefore by definition NOT crippled hardware wise.
To me that should be of primary importance...
But I`m not you, so what is important to me is obviously not
of great importance to you...
I will be surprised if MS and Linux use EFI at all as standard for their consumer OSs. If they do then I will stand corrected.
MikeOS is an operating system for x86 PCs, written in assembly language. It is a learning tool to show how simple OSes work
Bazza wrote:Hi ollie...
Q: How many Linux installs of any variety are booted from EFI ?
(How many Unix, [and current AMIGA], variants too ?)
1, 2, 5......... ?
Without ancient BIOS you can kiss MikeOS goodbye...
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