Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31
I still fail to see how Sony has any culpability in it not being able to run a linux live cd. It functions within it's design specs and is designed to run windows based software. Sony has no obligation to make sure it runs non windows based software.
As for not exchanging it that seems like BS. Unless you've had the laptop for way too long from purchase.
From what I'm understanding it will run no boot device that isn't windows.
I actually chased this down a little bit.
This machine is useless, even as a tech I wouldn't want to have to work on it because it lacks the basic hardware code support to use general utilities. Forget about any partitioning suite like acronis too.
No if this was done for a reason I can't think of it. They actually strayed here to I doubt it saved them any money in production or anything. The foundation is already in use on all their other systems.
On the Sony products, I've noticed Sony going down hill for years. I stopped buying Sony products long ago. There are much higher quality products for less or equal in price.
This is bad mojo. I certainly hope it's not something manufacturers are tinkering around with. It will make third party support very difficult and nearly impossible in many situations.
This goes beyond a minor inconvenience it basically means the system can only ever be serviced by sony with their software for it, and they're just going to give you what WHS got.
This is really something no one should have been expected to ask about either. I can't ever recall needing to ask 'will this run a live cd' because this is MAC behavior. Not PC behavior.