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Originally Posted by LarsMarkelson;15553238 
Whoa sick. Built into the mobo or something? That's f'ing slick. GJ Apple.

yes its amazing that people say this company is stippling innovation smile.gif, i'd bet dollar to donuts we will see this in windows 8 certification program eventually smile.gif
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post #12 of 14
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Whoa sick. Built into the mobo or something? That's f'ing slick. GJ Apple.
Yup, just added some extra files to the firmware chip so it runs a mini-OS of sorts. A very basic one that knows how to use your ethernet or wireless card and a few drop down menus for installing Lion.
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That's how you do it. The new (post Lion) Macs and a few made right before it get a small firmware update that can access Apple's servers to restore Lion with zero information on the HDD.
That's actually pretty awesome. I honestly hate Apple but they get props for not doing that stupid annoying genuine activation BS like Microsoft does.
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That's actually pretty awesome. I honestly hate Apple but they get props for not doing that stupid annoying genuine activation BS like Microsoft does.
And no CD key at all. Oh yeah, and every new OS is only $29
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