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Fairfax IT: PC small print rage

Jul 20, 1999, 02:32 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Cochrane)

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"... device incompatibilities with a new generation of operating systems such as Linux and FreeBSD that run on Intel processors, formerly the sole domain of Windows, is causing confusion and anger among consumers."

"This is because the packaging on many devices such as modems and printers state they work with Windows, but do not explicitly say they won't work with other x86-based operating systems.

"The so-called WinDevices evolved to take advantage of excess processing power in the CPU. As Pentium-class chips became faster, they spent more of their time idle."

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