Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jul 2017 20:52 UTC

Microsoft finally broke its silence on the status of devices built on the Intel Clover Trail CPU family.

Owners of those devices who had taken advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer discovered recently that those PCs were unable to upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update, released in April 2017 and now rolling out widely to the installed base of Windows 10 PCs.

In an e-mailed statement, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed today that no software fix is on the way. But in a major shift in its "Windows as a Service" policy, Microsoft agreed to continue delivering security updates to those devices for another six years. Under the existing policy, those security updates would have ended in early 2018.

Support for hardware has to end at some point, but this seems rather crude.

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RE[2]: total bs
by bassbeast on Sat 22nd Jul 2017 06:24 UTC in reply to "RE: total bs"
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Yet another reason why I told my customers that they should stick with AMD as those that did? Can now run any Windows from 7-10 (thanks to the Crimson beta river they released when they dropped support or their VLIW GPUs) and opening up their code for Linux that avenue is covered as well.

I put my money where my mouth was and have a EEE PC 1215b (B for AMD Brazos) that I use as my workbook for service calls, runs Win 8.1 great and am currently trying various distros to see which I prefer and the netbook just purrs like a kitten, so good in fact when I'm not using it for service calls its in my living room being used as an HTPC. I don't even wanna know how using an Atom from 2011 would feel trying to run 1080P over HMI....did those Atom chips even have HDMI?

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