Hardware and Operating Systems compatibility.

20 Νοεμβρίου, 2017 (02:41) | Υλικό | By: chomwitt

I’ve recently had serious issues in trying to make my linux boxes i support go wireless.
(my two main linux boxes are wired now to an switch that is wired to my adsl home gateway)

It could be the change of adsl modems made by the main greek telecommunication company ?

Or could be the OS updates i frequently do ;

I’ve read about microsoft certifying a bunch of newer laptops of being able to run window 7 !

I’ve also read about microsoft new service model stating that:

 A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (“OEM”) support period.

And indeed that already happened for a class of SoC intel atom based tablets that cant
receive the latest windows10 major updates!.

Windows 7 was released in 2009, well before Intel even began designing the Skylake chips. That means Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 has certain expectations regarding hardware power states and interrupt processing, and any tweaks to the device drivers or firmware can cause issues,

So where the HAL magics and promised went ?  Windows code is so low level and tied to drivers?

Ok i guess it would be logical the bottom part of a driver to be tied on specific hardware
type . But could a programmer just make a new version that supports newer hardware?

But if that’s true why in driver’s webpage we have tables of support OS driven and not
hardware drivern ?