Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by ddp, Aug 7, 2023.
It's A game Microsoft is playing with consumers to get them to purchase new PCs. I have an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8 core processor and it was removed from support. My processor is more than capable of running Windows 11 if I actually wanted it which I don't. I have a laptop with Windows 11 that isn't nearly as powerful as my desktop but it's Okay because it's recent and Win 11 came installed on it.
It's most likely due to cost vs benefit. I assume every cpu has it's quirks & some more than others require individual updates etc just to get them to work especially drivers which are not all standardized like usb 1,2 or 3 etc. Just the ethernet drivers list alone & attempting to find one that works when the dam thing needs one in device manager, cpu drivers & updates will be the same. The time spent making them for every cpu on every OS ,at some point ms most likely says enough is enough or something like that
i put win11 on my old fx6300.not a single problem.could always go linux i guess.this could definitely come back to bite them in the arse.
Go for it.. Recommendations?.. Mint or Manjaro.. both easier to get working than the farce of modern Windo$e
Personally I run the XFCE variants.. just because I like it.
thinking mint. played with that a bit.
Runs nice for me. I have installed it for a couple of people who couldn't afford machines capable of running that 10 junk and they had no problems.. that's why I tend to use XFCE.. it's rather similar to XP..
Manjaro is a star on my laptop but being a bit Arch it's for the slightly more advanced/experienced user..
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