For the most part, they do keep SQM and crash dumps etc separate from ad tracking though.
And I would not be surprised if there were ways to work around the patents.
I think the point is that they didn't officially test it with Windows, which is a bad thing.
I mean the reason why the distinction exists in the first place though, for example PC retail price wars.
I have been thinking about whether the distinction between "consumer" (eg IdeaPad) and "business" (eg ThinkPad) machines even makes sense. This is not even limited to Lenovo of course.
They were designed decades ago when hiring large amount of workers to do manual labor jobs was common and the only alternative to these jobs was unemployment for many black people. This is why performance reviews and statistics are often used in the lawsuits.
For employment, I am willing to compromise and limit anti-discrimination laws to manual labor and similar jobs for which they are originally designed for. Things like formal performance reviews was designed for jobs that was easily measurable.
I wonder when Intel will support LPDDR4. They didn't mention in the keynote that they were still using LPDDR3.
I think they are waterproof.
From https://support.microsoft.com/... :
"Reduces the network connections on a Windows system that doesn't participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)."
Unfortunately, at this point it doesn't. They intend to roll out older updates into the rollup over time.
I recommend that you read this instead: https://technet.microsoft.com/...
I think a lot of what they are doing with Win10 including "Windows as a service" is to reduce dependence on PC sales for Windows revenue. WinSE is expensive for example. I recommend that you read this: https://hal2020.com/2013/03/07...