Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2016 23:07 UTC, submitted by Drumhellar

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that Microsoft has joined the organization at a Platinum member during Microsoft's Connect(); developer event in New York.

For those of us who witnessed the Microsoft of the late '90s and early 2000s, this is yet another one of those "the industry has really changed" moments.

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RE[3]: Has it really though ?
by segedunum on Mon 21st Nov 2016 17:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Has it really though ?"
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Lenovo themselves locked the disk controller into the RAID mode in order to force Windows to use the Intel driver, which works better with power management...

A ludicrous excuse. I have never very rarely, if ever, seen the RAID interface of a board used and never for 'power management' reasons where there has never been an issue before or with any other piece of hardware. This is simply spurious.

It's not just about Linux. It's about stopping people, and businesses, from installing other versions of Windows such as 7. This RAID driver does not exist for 7 so any installer will not see the disk at all.

Edited 2016-11-21 17:31 UTC

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It isn't about using RAID for power management, it's about using the Intel driver versus the Microsoft driver. That's the real difference. I mean, is it so inconceivable that Intel's own driver takes better advantage of power management features of the chip than Microsoft's generic AHCI driver would?

No, it isn't.

This RAID driver does not exist for 7 so any installer will not see the disk at all.

The first part of this is untrue - a driver does exist for Windows 7. It isn't included on the install disk, so you have to roll your own. Also, the driver isn't included on the standard Windows 10 install media, so, you have to roll your own (Which is what Lenovo did).

Yup. Standard Windows 10 install media won't work, either.

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