On Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:25:11 +1200, Peter Reutemann wrote:
'Buried in the announcement of the new Kaby Lake
processors and a rash of incoming notebooks set to use them is the
confirmation that they will have a Windows 10 future. Microsoft has
been warning people for ages that Kaby Lake will not run on anything
older than Windows 10...'
-- source: https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/16/09/01/2031247
Or just use a Linux distro flavor of your choice...
Also worth mentioning is that Kaby Lake is a kind of interim chip
generation. For many years, Intel has been running a “tick-tock”
schedule, where each “tick” took an existing processor design and moved
it to a new chip fabrication process, followed by a “tock” that created
the next-generation processor design once the new process had become
more familiar. But it’s getting harder (not to say more expensive) to
keep shrinking those transistors, and falling PC sales haven’t helped.
Hence Kaby Lake.
Also, one of the new features in these processors is hardware support
for 4K video playback, with DRM
On the (somewhat) bright side, one commenter here
out that the Thunderbolt support allows external hardware to snoop main
RAM, opening the possibility of a, ahem, “security hole” that would
allow access to unencrypted video...