I switched to linux 20 years ago and have no complaints.I've got to wonder what this will do to PC computing. Will it fuel a boom in PC sales? It would have 20 years ago but in 2025 it could spell the end of PC computing as we know it. As PCs become unsupported by Microsoft a lot of people may choose not to replace them, choosing to abandon PCs and use alternate platforms like phones, tablets and gaming consoles. It could also mean a rapid hastening of the end of Windows as a popular operating system as other people decide to switch to alternatives such as Linux.
Why does everyone forget how expensive things were in the "good old days"?The hardware requirements are simply to high, you need a video card with 6GB of ram.
I remember when games ran nicely on a 40 MHZ 386 and a 512k trident vga card.
Modern games have an unquenchable thirst for CPU, RAM , SSD ... etc.
The madness has to end some time, before everyone goes broke building "The Ultimate Gaming PC" .
Not sure what is slippery about it, it is just an evolution of the OS and a stake in the ground on the requirements for the future.Windows 11 is a slippery slope. Whatever happened to Windows 10 being the last version of Windows ever? Games can be played with a Google Chromecast, Xbox, Wii and other small form factor devices. Most things that people use a PC for can also be done on a pocket PC, AKA smartphone. Some of today's smartphones are more powerful than most 10 year old PCs. So who needs a new Windows 11 PC when all most people need is a smartphone?
There are many opinions about this. This PC Mag article explains it quite well. Anyone who really believed that it was the last does not understand tech.The leaked build of Windows 11 confirms that the next version of Windows isn't named Windows 10. Doesn't that go against what Microsoft has said for years? Here's our speculation about the upcoming name change.www.windowscentral.com
I disagree. Technology advancement and the rise of security exposures are making a huge number of PC obsolete. Yes, there are many businesses still running XP and 8.1, and there will also be many that do not upgrade to Win 11 in the near future or choose to have their new PC's installed with an old Win OS. There is a significant effort to verify that a new OS still works well all on their processes and systems. MS will continue to support Win 10 after 2025 for a fee, just as it does for older OS's.The slippery slope I am referring to is that Microsoft is making a huge number of PCs obsolete in 2025. The main beneficiaries of the move will potentially be Intel, AMD and PC makers. It will create huge numbers of unsupported, insecure PCs, similar to the situation when XP support was discontinued. That was only after extending the XP support cutoff date for an unprecedented length of time. This could be a major public relations debacle for Microsoft, which could lose a significant portion of its business. Microsoft and Intel could quickly become the next IBMs or DECs as consumers and businesses look for alternatives.
To be fair, Windows 10 could have been the "last version of Windows" like OS X was the "last OS for Mac" (which it was for 15 years until it was renamed macOS). Strictly a branding exercise. Apple's version naming is somewhat a pain in the neck if you have to do tech support, with its big cat or location names along with a now almost meaningless version number. At least Microsoft has something like "21H1".
Sounds a bit like Windows Vista, which I never used except to perform an upgrade to Windows 7. I hope it's better than that.Attractive new design overshadowed by regressions and high system requirements.
Just ran the MS PC health check app on my PC. It says the processor, a mid range 3-1/2 year old AMD Ryzen, is not supported by Windows 11. That's the newest PC here. I've checked newer CPUs in the same class and none of them provide compelling performance or technology upgrades. A couple of other PCs running Windows 10 have significantly older CPUs. All are well suited to the tasks they perform and don't need to be upgraded. Never mind that all this forced obsolescence comes at a time when there are significant shortages of PC hardware and prices have been rising for the past several years. That's why I am cynical.A rather cynical outlook.