And so you revived a thread that's like 7 months old just to add something that a simple Google search could have turned up?
While it may not be obvious to someone like yourself, there is a method to my madness so to speak. My aim is to try and get people to do at least the basic leg work themselves. They found something on Wikipedia... Good. They didn't understand it... Fine, but that's where they apparently just gave up, as opposed to spending a few minutes of quality time with google to try and gain some level of clarification.
I'm not here to reinforce people's learned helplessness, I'm trying to get people to think for themselves a little again. We can't all know everything, but we can all spend at least a LITTLE time trying to figure out the problem for ourselves. It's not like any of us were born with all this knowledge on computers. We put in the time to learn it. I'm not saying everyone has to become an expert on the same level as myself, or any of the others here, but in the time it took to make that post, the person probably could have found the answer by doing a little searching with Google. Or just applying a little logic. Like why would a company sell a laptop with a CPU that would then be crippled by the OS? The number of complaints they would get from ticked off customers, not to mention the bad PR, would far and away exceed any savings they might otherwise get from such a move. Those are just two possible approaches that would have answered the question in under 5 minutes. My response is modulated based on psychological research on various learning techniques. I am similarly not here to bring you up to speed on that. If you want to put in the time and effort to get an understanding of base level psychology, more power to you, but going forward maybe you should assume that there might be more going on than you're aware of.
Finally, Bob already provided an answer to the question, making yours both a day (well, more like 7 months) late and a dollar short since you just speculate whereas he confirms.
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