Skip to around 38:00 mark to see what makes this geek emotional:
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This is much bigger then I thought when I started this thread. Here's another interesting article from re/code:
Gist: Intel spent $10B to get somewhere in mobile, some of it payments to partners, but never got anywhere.
Even though I hate Microsoft's actions in regards to patents, and would have liked to see AMD do much better, I'm awed and a little sadden by this turn of events for wintel. The age of disruptions. I would have never guess that mighty Intel, which was the sleeping tiger in Intel-AMD fight, would do so badly! Intel must have a few years lead in chip manufacturing and still can't put a competitor to ARM? A mystery.
ARM-linux (or iOS) beat X86-Windows.
@Ian2: read the comments here: https://www.thurrott.com/hardware/66865/intels-atom-cancellation-big-ramifications-surface-phone#comment
Paul Thurrott thinks it's a big deal. And many commenters think he should quit covering Microsoft :)
Does this really means Intel is exiting the mobile market? If so, the dream of continuum is dead.
Patents = good intentions gone evil
On a bad day i come up with 20 stupid ideas that can be patented, the only thing, other then my conscience, preventing me form registering them is money and access to a good patent lawer (ha, another oxymoron).
EDIT: Actually Microsoft might not benefit from this fortunate development if it paid the troll in full up front :(
No progress :(
I'm not sure how to proceed. Here's a summery of the situation:
I've mailed Acer as I think they hold the solution. They must have a database connecting the s/n to the Windows key.
@cbae: It's not my computer (my laptop is a Toshiba Chromebook 2, highly recommended, now more then ever because of the licensing mess), I convinced my friend I could upgrade and clean his laptop :)
BTW: That lenovo laptop is sweet!
@svelasquez123: thanks, will try that!