Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th Apr 2007 11:19 UTC
Microsoft "It seems unfortunate if we do this work and get our partners to do the work and the result is that Linux works great without having to do the work" said Bill Gates in 1999 (pdf). While we don't know if he actually managed to do just that (creating problems to other OSes to work well with ACPI), but if he did, it is a good explanation why ACPI has been flaky on the majority of x86 computers with anything else other than Windows (the older, APM standard, seemed more compatible with alternative OSes).
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RE: It's a known problem...
by Kochise on Fri 13th Apr 2007 13:10 UTC in reply to "It's a known problem..."
Kochise
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"So AFAIK, Linux claims to be Windows, too. Much alike old Opera claiming to be the - much inferior - Internet Explorer."

flanque, understand that Opera fake the browser identification by ID itself as IE 5. Much like Linux fake ACPI identification by ID itself to the BIOS as Windows...

So it is NOT about IE being inferior. It is about inverior IE version...

Kochise

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