Microsoft announces Windows 11 with redesigned UI, Start Menu, and Store

bexwhitt

Posts: 550   +237
Yeah, can't win with OSes anymore. I ran Win 7 for 10 years and there's nothing wrong with it. Will never run 10 as a primary OS, only in VM if needed. Linux distros are a **** show too though, especially for people like me. I want a solid OS I don't have to update constantly (like an LTS), but I don't want to jump through hoops to install software and actually get the current version of any app I install. LTS builds never update the repository to give you the newer version of apps, so it's annoying.

Software in general is annoying, since everything has so many nonsensical dependencies. Nobody knows how to compile and package anything as a real standalone app anymore, and it's disgusting.
windows 7 on modern hardware is too flaky as a daily driver compared to 10
 

Dimitrios

Posts: 866   +654
Apple and Google update their OSs. World is ambivalent.

MS updates Windows. An army of 200,000 geeks emerge from the 1990's and howl with rage. World is ambivalent.
What if your town mandates a new rule that no matter the wear on the tires you have to buy new ones every year. If you chose not to buy new tires the new punishment would be not being able to use your car. How would you feel about that?

So what if you bought a new car and every time you had the oil changed they charge you more for a "revised" "new" oil filter but it's the same one in reality just a different color but you had to spend more then they do this again to you every so often. How would you feel about that?
 

NoLifeDGenerate

Posts: 29   +16
Apple and Google update their OSs. World is ambivalent.

MS updates Windows. An army of 200,000 geeks emerge from the 1990's and howl with rage. World is ambivalent.
If MS didn't write their source code like a deranged circus chimp on crack they wouldn't need to release an entirely new **** show to install. QoL Updates should be enough.
 

ZedRM

Posts: 602   +373
No offense, but people will have no choice but to tolerate it.
Wrong.
One secureboot is not required, I dont know where that came in.
It is CLEARLY stated on Microsoft's website, so yes.
But it also prevents viruses from installlng themselves as the first thing the computer boots into. That is its legitimate purpose, and without that purpose, it would not have been allowed to exist.
There are better ways to secure a system against virus & malware threats, ones that do NOT limit user liberties and freedoms. Microsoft is just to lazy to implement them.
 

John J Miller

Posts: 11   +3
IKR, MS gives everyone a free shiny new OS and everyone freaks the hell out because they may have to update their bios or buy a $30 module. And here's the funny part. They say "Oh FFS MS, screw you I wont get Windows 11, I'm sticking with 10" like MS cares
it’s not just a bios flash or a $30 module….it’s about the fact that they’ve cut out a bunch cpu support. which means new MOTHERBOARD, MEMORY AND CPU for a lot of people
 

arrowflash

Posts: 459   +495
NO WINDOWS 11 FOR YOU!

Almost feels like Microsoft is doing this out of spite, because of all the backlash with Windows 10 installing itself on Windows 7 and 8 machines like a virus.
 

NoLifeDGenerate

Posts: 29   +16
NO WINDOWS 11 FOR YOU!

Almost feels like Microsoft is doing this out of spite, because of all the backlash with Windows 10 installing itself on Windows 7 and 8 machines like a virus.

Probably. Look at Halo. The last Halo that got ported to PC until the recent collection was Halo 2, which had a huge cliffhanger ending. Obviously, it sold fine. MS was just pissed people cracked their "Vista Only" bullshit to run on XP.
 

ron baer

Posts: 24   +9
Find it funny that MS is saying that it doesnt support older hardware since I am currently running this on a e5-1603 cpu without a problem