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existential1 wrote

I flipped an old (2008ish) toshiba laptop that was basically frozen upon any activity with windows into a linux machine that ran video games on steam just fine. Windows is a cancer.


Chairman_Meh wrote

watch out, I have an HP running debian that pushed a 'security update' firmware through my repo that briefly locked out my ability to boot, the UEFI was set to ignore legacy boot partitions and 'unsecure' UEFI entries. Unfortunately linux distros aside from the biggies like RH/Fedora don't pay the UEFI license fees so they're not 'official'...

So, long story short, don't blindly install firmware updates from your manufacturer like I did. MS is getting too tight with the chip/system manufacturers and trying to make laptops just as bad as smartphones.