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  1. Very bad policy, it would have been much better to keep supporting W7 or XP.
    Every later OS is less user-friendly and less intuitive.

    And they keep vulnerabilities in the software deliberately to allow exploits to exist and force companies to upgrade "for their own safety".
    No one would need W11 if they made XP or W7 virus-proof but no, they didn't want to.

    For the same reason chinese don't make quality products because if they did, you would buy from them only once in a decade.
    So they make crap to keep your money coming out from your wallet....
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    Originally Posted by tuskacz View Post
    Very bad policy, it would have been much better to keep supporting W7 or XP.
    Every later OS is less user-friendly and less intuitive.

    And they keep vulnerabilities in the software deliberately to allow exploits to exist and force companies to upgrade "for their own safety".
    No one would need W11 if they made XP or W7 virus-proof but no, they didn't want to.

    For the same reason chinese don't make quality products because if they did, you would buy from them only once in a decade.
    So they make crap to keep your money coming out from your wallet....
    Microsoft could have maintained the appearance and many of the features from Windows XP's user interface or Windows 7 user interface across its later operating systems on computers, adding new features as needed. ...and develop a different OS for the Windows tablets and Windows phones. That being said, it is impossible to please everyone. I remember some people hated Windows 7's UI when it first came out. For example, there were a few VideoHelp members who complained for years that Windows 7 was bloated or the UI had too much eye candy or that its User Account Control was an unnecessary annoyance. (TBH I found the eye candy to be enjoyable.)

    However, the complexity and messiness of indefinitely supporting all the old hardware from the days of Windows XP or Windows 7 plus all the new hardware that has come along since via patches is too great. The underlying code for the operating system has to be re-written at some point and support for some things has to be removed.

    I have to point out that most people are already only buying a new copy of Windows when they buy/build a new PC or after 10 years when support ends.
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    Is everything ok now with win11 I've tried it when it rolled out and it was too buggy?
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    Windows 11 is getting a new Task Manager design.

    The new Task Manager even includes dark mode support.

    https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/20/22892879/microsoft-windows-11-new-task-manager-design
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    Windows 11 makes you (more) stupid.

    «Microsoft still working on 3D emoji for Windows 11.»

    https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/31/22910171/microsoft-3d-emoji-windows-11-work

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    Originally Posted by olman View Post
    Is everything ok now with win11 I've tried it when it rolled out and it was too buggy?
    I don't know what the bugs were like initially because I didn't try Windows 11 when it was first released. However, my new laptop arrived in December 2021 with Windows 11 Home installed and has already received some updates, so some bugs have probably been fixed. There is another update available that I can install today.
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    I've got Win 11 pro on 4 machines, there were minor bugs in the earliest insider previews, but I have found it to be better and better as time goes by.
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    Originally Posted by El Heggunte View Post
    Windows 11 makes you (more) stupid.

    «Microsoft still working on 3D emoji for Windows 11.»

    https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/31/22910171/microsoft-3d-emoji-windows-11-work

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    People love Emojis.

    I'm surprised there isn't an emoji OS
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    Originally Posted by ron spencer View Post

    People love Emojis.

    I'm surprised there isn't an emoji OS
    Yes, and it's not just kids making extensive use of them. One of my nephews, who is over 30, regularly sends texts to his mother that are mostly emojis and she tries to answer them in kind.
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    «I've called Windows 11 a pointless upgrade. My reasoning was that it came with compatibility problems and really added nothing to Windows 10. Sure, it includes better security. But, spoiler alert, most of those improvements were already in the Windows 10 20H2 release (the October 2020 Update). You just have to turn them on.

    So, what is Windows 11's point? I think it's to slowly get you used to the idea of Windows as a Service (WaaS).»


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    These sorts of predictions have been going on for years, often originating from those who have already made the decision to use Linux.. I am not going to worry about "Windows as a Service" being forced on consumers until it is officially announced.
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    More than half of PCs can't upgrade to Windows 11 — report.

    New data from Lansweeper, an asset manager software provider, shows the uptake of Windows 11 at just 1.44% of all systems — the result of an inability to run the new OS.

    https://www.computerworld.com/article/3657628/more-than-half-of-pcs-cant-upgrade-to-wi...11-report.html
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  14. Originally Posted by El Heggunte View Post
    More than half of PCs can't upgrade to Windows 11 — report.
    New data from Lansweeper, an asset manager software provider, shows the uptake of Windows 11 at just 1.44% of all systems — the result of an inability to run the new OS.
    You can also upgrade incompatible computers from Windows 10 to Windows 11, with preservation of all data and installed apps by bypassing the compatibility checks.
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    Yes, it is true that Windows 11's CPU, RAM, and security requirements can be bypassed. https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/bypass-windows-11-tpm-requirement

    I replaced the motherboard in an otherwise compatible two-year-old PC because the motherboard's TPM interface was for the wrong TPM version and the BIOS did not provide a way to activate the substitute security feature provided by the CPU. A side benefit was that somehow in the process of replacing the motherboard I fixed a very annoying mystery problem that sporadically prevented the PC from waking from sleep.
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  16. Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    These sorts of predictions have been going on for years, often originating from those who have already made the decision to use Linux.. I am not going to worry about "Windows as a Service" being forced on consumers until it is officially announced.
    Obviously no one should worry about something they can't control until it actually comes to pass, but the truth of the matter is that MS needs to do something like changing Windows to a SaaS model because the reality is that we are probably at the point where for most people there is no need to keep upgrading your pc and consequently needing a newer OS.
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    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    These sorts of predictions have been going on for years, often originating from those who have already made the decision to use Linux.. I am not going to worry about "Windows as a Service" being forced on consumers until it is officially announced.
    Obviously no one should worry about something they can't control until it actually comes to pass, but the truth of the matter is that MS needs to do something like changing Windows to a SaaS model because the reality is that we are probably at the point where for most people there is no need to keep upgrading your pc and consequently needing a newer OS.
    The personal computers that most people buy, laptops, can wear out or start to seem slow after 10 years, maybe less, and come with the current Windows OS pre-installed
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  18. But the most interesting thing is that Microsoft independently came up with and published ways to circumvent the restrictions set by itself. The step, to put it mildly, is strange, and users who have already used this guide say that Windows 11 works fine on processors originally "rejected" by the company from Redmond. In fact, the restrictions imposed by Microsoft are explained not by any performance problems, but by the desire to improve the security of the system, but it is unlikely that this will make it easier for owners of 5-year-old systems. In addition, you can find activation keys using mysoftwarekeys.com .
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