Intel has for reasons unknown deterred buyers from installing any other OS on the Windows-based Compute Stick. The chipmaker launched two version of the Compute Stick; based on Linux as well as Windows version.
Intel Corporation (INTC) – No warranty if you change OS
For some unknown reason, the company kept Linux version less powerful than the Windows. So users wanting more power and Linux, it will be an easy option to buy a Windows version, and install Linus on it. But this is not what Intel wants, says a report from Softpedia.
On this regard, Intel’s website clearly says, “Operating systems other than the ones listed are not supported and do not have drivers available. Installing a different operating system voids the Intel Compute Stick warranty.”