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Windows 11
« on: October 30, 2021, 03:58:59 AM »
Any brave upgraders?

I haven't had the courage to risk the sanctity of my gaming rig just yet (especially since Windows 11 apparently had some pretty serious performance issues with Ryzen CPUs at launch) but I decided to dual-boot my Linux laptop with it and play around with it.

AMD issues aside, it feels like it's in a much better place than Windows 10 was at launch. As far as the visuals are concerned, it's incredibly derivative. It really looks like what would happen if macOS and GNOME had a love child. It does have a certain "slickness" to it that Windows 10 generally lacks, and at least they didn't remove the ability to left-justify the taskbar icons (though it was shitty of them to remove the ability to dock it to other screen edges...sigh).

The huge spike in system requirements is still unforgivable, though. The fact that computers that are less than 5 years old are listed as incompatible is beyond dumb. Apparently the TPM/CPU requirements are just soft requirements, but there's no telling how long that's going to continue to be the case.
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Re: Windows 11
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2021, 08:04:51 PM »


I just noticed this on my laptop...deja vu windows...deja vu...

How long can I use my current version of windows before they auto upgrade install this thing on my machine without my consent...A G A I N?!

I wouldn't consider myself a computer enthusiast, I just want stuff to work, and seeing stuff like this only makes me annoyed. My experience of the last forced installation was riddled with bugs things breaking and rage.

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Re: Windows 11
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2021, 08:25:29 AM »
When I clicked "Stay on Windows 10" on my gaming tower it kind of shoved the Windows 11 upgrade prompt to the side and it hasn't bugged me about it since. Hopefully it stays there until I'm good and ready for it.

If we look purely at the support window, Windows 10 is slated to be supported until October 14, 2025. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that the latest software will continue to work on it (DirectX requirements, etc etc) but in theory it'll receive updates until then.

Everything's been good on my laptop so far (though I don't particularly care for the new Start menu...), but that's on a new laptop. I don't have any experience with upgrading an existing installation over to it just yet.
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