We shall see if they actually go through with it...
My next computer will run Windows Seven, the one after that won't be running windows at all unless my clients choose to migrate to it.
You mean there's ACTUALLY a more recent "MS-DOS" Operating System then DOS 3.2? I guess I had better look into upgrades. (And I thought "DOS 3.2" was actually an Apple ][ Operating System developed by "the WOZ" in a weekend!! Boy, am I behind the times. But the Apple ][+ still works. (How many 16K IBM PC's can say the same??? We won't even mention the "IBM Peanut.")
My first step with a new to me computer is to DBAN the drive(s) and put on a fresh linux installation. Firmware Windows would be a PITA.
M$ marketing will put a positive spin on it like "Always Windows Ready!" I guess I'll have to go back to the old days of building my own computers. It really isn't worth the expense. I'll do it if that's what I have to do to run linux boxes.