How does California have any rights to dictate anything to Iowa?
Judo. They used to buy cars so they set their own cafe standard and Detroit promptly caved. They did the same thing with the text book industry. They’ve also done it with computers and now callies can’t buy high energy gaming computers.
Oregon and Washington have the same "energy efficiency" standards for computers as California, so Dell, for example, can't ship high-end machines to those states either.You get around it by buying the components separately and building the rig yourself -- which any serious gamer does anyway. The last retail box I bought came with DOS 6.22.