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It's more about drawing a hard line in the sand somewhere and trying to cut off the most security vulnerable issue and help is live forward in a world where security is in a position that doesn't leave so many vulnerable to the types of attacks we've Seen as of late.
I say it's good if you're hardware is 4+ years old just stick with 10 til you're ready for new hardware.
I know that's what Microsoft says it's about, I just haven't seen anything credible that would convince me that's both effective and absolutely necessary, specially when we know we can have fairly secure OSes like Linux that can patch security issues without prematurely updating to new kernels or untested software for years.
So if Microsoft truly "loves linux" as Satella famously claimed a few years back, maybe they can learn from it instead of trying to fix poor software implementation with hardware requirements.