Updating Vendor Firmware

At work in our migration efforts we have successfully migrated most of the Windows laptops to Ubuntu MATE. The process has been purposely slow so as not to disrupt work flows and to provide training as needed.

Yet we now realize there might be some use cases for a Windows laptop.

Firmware updates and a reference system for customer support.

Some vendors still do not support Linux based systems. They expect users to download some kind of Windows executable to flash firmware.

This is unacceptable and WINE is not the answer.

Classic WTF.

I hope we do not run into such a use case.

At work we provide basic computer repairs and help for customers. Almost all of their systems are Windows. A reference system for customer support is a sane idea.

Posted: Category: Usability Tagged: General, Migrate

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