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As I think, that Microsoft will continiue releasing new OS'es, I
think it's safe to assume that the three chips are programmable
(upgradable, flashable, whatever terminology you like) so that
Windows can be upgraded. I'm sure that there will be a way to
boot Linux from there too.....well, at least if Intel reveal
propper doccumentation.
Also I do not think it's something new: processors with
embedded NVRAM have been present for a while - maybe not from
Intel and maybe not with a "Microsoft" label on it, but it's
been done before.

I am not overly worried about this news - but it's
still interresting.

- --thomas

ps: Any Alpha laptops out there running Linux? (Any alpha
laptops atall? - Thinking about replacing my ThinkPad...)

On 08-Apr-98 Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> Info:
> Micro$oft is funding an Intel Development program to put
> Windoze in
> hardware. Targeted for "Laptops" and "Embeded" Systems, the
> 3-chip
> "replacement" of the Personal Computer will not ever have to
> be
> "booted", Micro$oft claims. This will allow the machine to be
> turned
> ON and OFF at will.
>
> This information comes from an "untrusted" source who works at
> Intel's plant in Folsom, California, so take it with a grain
> of
> salt.
>
> However, if true, such a machine can't "boot" anything. FYI...
>
> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson
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