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Skip to main content. This browser is no longer supported. Download Microsoft Edge More info. Table of contents Exit focus mode. I still use Windows 7 Pro with 0patch. Both are acceptable ways to keep safely using your computers. Linux is a great alternative.
But one problem would be software and games support that people need. So if someone need to use Ms access then they will struggle with Linux. So do bear in mind that Linux is not always a great choice. If there is wine and proton but may have issues or not launch at all. But at most times for me it always works with no issues.
And you can dual boot Zorin with Windows So when support ends for 10, just keep using it, but keep it off-line, and use Zorin to go online. As for games, if you are not rich, then just buy the best console you can afford even a used one and be done with Windows. For the most part, desktop gaming is for rich folks, and hence this topic is of little concern to them. MS has at least demonstrated a willingness to issue a post eol patch when something particularly egregious is discovered. In Japan, except for large corporations with good business conditions, even national organizations government offices, local administrative organizations and medical institutions are still using Windows 7.
Because of the huge cost of system migration not only money, but also system construction, education and training, etc. Moreover, with the added severity of COVID, the world economy is deteriorating, domestic and foreign demand is unstable, and corporate performance and national finances are in crisis. Rather than investing for the future, emphasis is now being placed on measures to prevent business and financial collapse. Not only the home use market, but even the corporate use market, has little interest in Windows I already made the switch to Linux.
Linux runs considerably better on mysystem than windows does. I have moved 4 of my PCs to Linux. Really no need to stay on Windows. The bottleneck is in the storage, namely hard disks. Even though The government knows disabled veterans must have a computer to talk to their doctors, order their medications and make appointments for medical treatment. Begin right now to reduce your dependance on local programs that require Windows.
For example, even QuickBooks now has a web-based system that allows you to escape the shackles of Windows! Get rid of those old legacy programs if you can! Yes, however, USB flash drives would still be a concern! Microsoft this, Microsoft that. The problem most of us have nowadays is about upgrading the video card, not the rest of the computer, and you can install Windows 11 easily on a computer with an older video card. Too many things to do, a fully loaded computer with tons of software and games and, on top of that, no interest in reinventing the wheel and spend the next 3 years learning the quirks of Linux.
Guess what I did today? With a pen, on paper. To a girl I like. The post office lady looked at me like I had lost my mind when I wanted to buy a stamp, for my hand-written letter in a real paper envelope. Put that in your digital pipe and smoke it! Now… to get you all excited. I bought an Acer ChromeBook and enjoying it very much. I guess now I am going to get an earful from you guys. Would you rather be at the end of old technology and be left behind for a decade , or at the beginning of new technology and compatible with everything for the next decade?
This will happen prior to And let me remind that the current generations are still NOT immune to meltdown and spectre vulnerabilities. In most cases, I believe the answer is support for TPM 2. Note specifically that Microsoft dictates that it has to be supported on the motherboard, and not just in the CPU. That is, the keyboard, trackpad, audio, Bluetooth, Wifi, wired internet, touch screen and HDMI port for dual screen support, which works marvellously btw.
Was I lucky? Were you unlucky with your hardware? Talking about a can of worms there…. You had to request the driver from the vendor who sold you the card. All the other times I used the terminal were either for highly optional system tweaks or because it was actually quicker and easier than going through the GUI. But those were simpler times, with simpler hardware and simpler software….
I had a friend with an old Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro that he loved and wanted to hold onto in Windows 7, even though it was no longer supported. All of this was in Windows, mind you…. You are correct, as consumers buy product, yet Linux is free. Hence your point is moot, and the rest is the hyperbolic ranting of a daft novice. I still have clients running Windows XP for non consumer, specialized tasks. Many older residential clients are still running Windows 7 because it works for their needs and they have limited financial resources.
I have one vintage quad core tower that refuses to upgrade past Windows 10 v unless I totally wipe the hard drive and perform a fresh install. Nothing I am running on that computer today that requires a newer version of Win Switch to Linux definitely! Internet browsing, office applications, email etc. I have a 6th gen i7 their upgrade tool is telling me its incompatible with 11 despite their website saying it is.
Thats rediculous. Now my grandmothers core2 quad thats 12 years old i kinda expected it not to make the cut. I think not, the average Windows user wouldnt have a clue, let alone consider installing Linux. So many pitfalls and its wont run all that software you have on Windows.
However, about a month ago the message on windows 10 update page that stated windows 11 is coming stopped showing up. I decided to try and upgrade to windows 11 by downloading the installation iso.
It always fails. Try restarting Setup. That is it. I have multiple physical disks and cloned my boot disk to another hard drive. Created a hyper-x vm with same result on the vm. I tried a completely new install by booting the vm to the iso installation disk and it succeeds but wipes out my disk. Any thoughts! Bob Pfeffer, on your computer that fails to update to Windows 11, run Windows Update repeatedly until the check tells you that you are up to date.
Then run the PC Health Check app again just to be sure that your hardware is truly supported in Windows After that, back up your files, if not to an external drive, sync with Microsoft OneDrive so your files reside somewhere other than on your system drive. Finally, run Windows Update, check the optional updates, you should see the upgrade to Windows 11 there. If not, you can then safely upgrade to Windows 11, even if it wipes your drive because you already have everything backed up, either to an external drive, or to Microsoft OneDrive.
Is your Windows 10 up-to-date? I spent a few months during researching and building a new PC. I tried it out and my new Logitech mouse was a bit flaky under Windows By the time I decided the issue was with Windows 11 and not my new mouse, it was too late to revert back to Windows 10, so I did a clean install of Windows 10, and I am still using it today. At about the same time I ordered the parts for my new desktop, I ordered a new Lenovo Legion 5 laptop to replace my very old Acer.
It can and does run Windows I upgraded to Windows 11 as soon as it was offered to me in Windows Update. Windows 11 is working very well on my new laptop, and I like it. I have no issue with either Windows 10 or I like them both. My families first computer was a Commodore Vic Soon after that we got a Commodore It had a floppy drive so we could use it more like a real computer. My twin brother got that one for me and my sons for Christmas along with a variety of games we all could play.
We got that PC for my wife who was going to a local business school to learn business machines. Her teacher gave her a copy of WordPerfect 5. Then one day, the hard drive suffered a head-crash. Later on, I got a copy of Windows 3. I provide this history so you can see why I still use Windows. I have used various distributions since the s. My first distribution was Mandrake Linux.
It was the first one I tried to use that worked well right out of the box so-to-speak. The only thing I had to do was to configure my Ethernet adapter, and there was information in the Mandrake documentation to guide me. These are my opinions about OSs, and my experiences with PCs in general. You are of course free to agree or disagree. Hi Ernest, Thxs for the reply. I am trying to avoid rebuilding my system from scratch. It would take at least 2 days to get it all restored.
If so, I suggest you seek help from a neurologist. For many years now, I would have loved to switch to Linux. How would I recover data off of Windows disks unless I have a copy of Windows to run the data recovery software on? Would it be safe to do that from a virtual machine? Make a Windows boot disk? Normally my Windows test machine is off, unless I need it. Going to make a Windows 11 virtual machine to test it out, along with my Windows 7 virtual machine.
I use an older Apple laptop for my business needs. Works just fine for me, and far more efficient. It is full of glitches and bugs. Valorant is not supported in windows So I strongly prefer to stay on windows 10 itself. Thank you:. Chromebook finally surpasses Microsoft with a system that can work the first time every time and Bill Gates wants one. Right now there are not many computers running Windows 11 due to the incompatibility issues. Windows 11 reviews are not very good either, it reminds me of the old Windows ME version that never took a strong foothold.
Windows had to get their act together and make Windows XP to keep their strong customer base. Most people still prefer Windows Windows needs to step back and figure out how to help customers, with older computers, get windows 11 on these computers with full support and minimal crash potential.
But for consumers, as a daily driver, for every day use? Forget it. The Linux fan boys, year after year after year, repeat the same old joke — that it can somehow replace Windows.
Linux is too hard for the average person, never developed a reliable library of professional software and has never gained good hardware support from many mainstream vendors. Try getting any decent quality printer to do much more than print on both sides — and advance features?
Linux is great for a dedicated purpose. I use one as a Samba file server, use another for home theater — for streaming — but that is all. Sure, Linux is free. In its present state, no way it can be a Windows replacement. If it was that good, guess what? It would have more than 1. Desktop Linux is for techies and hobbyists, not for consumers. I just got rid of windows 11 and switched back to Windows 11 sucks.
I hate it! No start or search bar on bottom screen. The only way to turn it off was manually. And setting a background was all figured out for me and I hated it. The color of orange and I could not get rid of it. I noticed a trend that if Microsoft had an okay OS, skip the next one and get the one after. Windows Vista had issues, Windows 8 had issues and so does Windows Well that really sucks! I purchased my Asus laptop in and I love it!
As of the release of Windows11 I started considering all windows as ransomware. Roll on Windows 11, the sooner the better as it should mean lots of good cheap or free computers around. Then we can install Linux Mint Cinnamon on them and carry on using the computers as if nothing had changed — except….
NOTE — Linux Mint updates are thoroughly checked before general release, unlike Windows updates which keep breaking things.
Microsoft will lose most of its customers and they will install Linux or some other android system because of this update, they said Windows 10 would be the last operating system they will bring out, now with Windows 11 people will say goodbye and Microsoft.
Zorin OS is a very nice Linux distro, the first one I used. They have a free version and paid versions. The interface looked very much like Windows 7 which made it easy on the eye. My favourite is Manjaro. Some people say that Manjaro is advanced, but I have never really had any issues with it or ever needed to use the command line unless doing more technical things.
It is also rolling release — everything is updated via one program. No need to reinstall a new version of the OS unless your hard disk dies. Linux systems can however use emulators for older games. Not really given a choice as my computer is perfectly good and will still be in for what I want and Linux will not run some of the software I need.
The entire Windows 11 migration in my mind is a total screw up, I purchased a new W11 HP laptop at the beginning of the year and yes it is pretty screen wise but was awfall on workflow in nearly all cases the biggest mess was the File Manager. Since then endless updates have made and NO I am not on insider updates been there done that moons ago never again. Hang on you broke you fix it Mr, Microsoft. Now I have a new one it advises me that DropBox is creating an error and I need to reload same, so how did you break it Mr.
Oh yes a reload does not solve it either so your update has screwed this as well now. I wonder when Microsoft is going to do some solid regression work on their updates, or are they just a bunch of software geeks? I fast coming to the decision to ditch Microsoft and join the Apple camp whcih has its own set of problems to be addressed in doing the migration to same. I will wait until 22H2 is released in the hope that all the bugs issues have been resolved but I doubt it especially as Mocrosoft is now talking Windows 12…..
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Younus said on June 20, at am. KokoVin said on January 31, at am. Duvall said on January 31, at am. I personally think MS is doing Linux a favor with their latest gambit. Steve said on January 31, at pm. Joe said on February 1, at pm. Keyser Soze said on June 5, at am. Thousands of Windows only Steam games now work on Linux. JNJ said on January 31, at pm. Man you must really live in a dream world.
Sergio said on February 6, at pm. Jake Sinclair said on February 8, at pm. My now 87 years old grandmother has been using linux since she was MB said on February 2, at pm. S Sadler said on February 2, at pm. Ernest N. Wilcox Jr. My2Cents, Ernie. Jlo said on February 2, at pm. StrangerOnTheInternet said on March 26, at am. Ester said on January 30, at pm. John said on January 31, at pm. Amin Sheykhzadeh said on February 2, at am.
Nice idea, but anyway I still hate Microsoft. Every day more than yesterday..! HK said on February 16, at pm. Tanya said on July 2, at am. Gluon said on January 30, at am. Nutrynion said on January 30, at pm. Yahya Atiya said on January 31, at am. Khelban said on February 2, at am. Matthew said on January 30, at pm. Mike Olszanski said on February 2, at pm.
Todd said on February 1, at pm. Xyxcs said on January 30, at am. So, martin , what are those beginner friendly Linux distros. Pleas make an article on that too.
Linux Mint and ZorinOS are the most beginner friendly currently. TelV said on January 31, at pm. Gerold Manders said on February 1, at pm. There is also LinuxFX, which is not free but modestly priced.
DrKnow said on January 31, at am. Zaat said on February 3, at pm. DrKnow Use Linux as your desktop, and buy a gaming console. Eskir said on March 16, at am. Tom said on January 31, at am. ULBoom said on January 30, at pm. Linuxuser said on January 30, at pm. Torin Doyle said on January 31, at am. NM Bayu said on February 2, at am. Squuiid said on January 30, at am. DDS said on January 31, at am.
Yuliya said on January 30, at am. Microsoft making a mess of naming Windows versions. Very true! Yuliya said on February 1, at pm. Or, who knows what the next LTSC will be like. Maybe it will be good. Steve said on February 3, at pm. Anonymous said on January 30, at am. Donate your old hardware to me instead, I would give them home. Nihira said on January 30, at am. Marti Martz said on January 31, at am. Dave Elick said on June 11, at pm. Dumbledalf said on January 30, at am.
Mikael said on January 30, at pm. Fancy Bear Hunter said on February 3, at pm. It sounds like you are cursed, or worse.
You should seek help from an exorcist. Currently reading this on Windows 7. XD If Windows 10 users can do everything they need to do right now with their current system, then not much will change if they decide to just stick with it.
Private said on January 31, at am. Lucky you, never had a gaming pc at 8, always had to have consoles. EmbyDDL said on February 3, at pm. Hackers soon released a free version of Halo for XP. Pootie Tang said on February 7, at am.
MS simply used that as a tactic to get us to use Vista or Xbox. Lawrencetheghostwriter said on January 30, at am. John G. Tom Hawack said on January 30, at pm. Joe said on January 30, at pm. Rick said on January 30, at pm. Plan 9 from Outer Space said on February 1, at am. Just relax and go with the flow. Snickers said on January 30, at pm.
Brent R Jones said on January 30, at pm. Next up: MS is ending support for Windows 11, urges all users to switch to Windows The dumb terminals are still coming. Jim Schue said on January 30, at pm.
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I take you are speaking figuratively with hyperbole? If so, your extreme hyperbole is not effective, as it makes you look insensible. TIP: for hyperbole to be effective, it needs to be obvious. Gill Bates said on January 30, at pm. Anonymous said on May 11, at am. Beta said on January 30, at pm. Sam said on January 30, at pm. Dr Jekyll said on February 2, at am.
Martyn Herriott said on January 30, at pm. Lawrence Claude Rousseau said on February 3, at pm. Martyn Herriott Microsoft is obviously not happy with e-waste. Shame on you for making false claims. Please never serve on a jury. Mike said on January 30, at pm. Nothing will happen to your Computers. Be careful of what Web Sites you visit. Use common sense.
They use Windows 10 until support for it ends. David So you say to use your machine until it physically stops working, and to not worry about security. I agree. This advice is good for my business. ElonGates said on January 30, at pm. I guess no pain no gain. TommyR said on January 31, at am. Oh dear, telling the truth about Linux is going to get you hated on here.
Tim Olson said on February 2, at pm. There WAS a steep learning curve years ago. All that stuff that makes a computer usable, like your browser, your video and music players, email, photo display, Office software… You can install most distros without the bloatware. Windows Vista works well. Bill shove 11 up your ass with Covid. Joe Mason said on January 30, at pm. Greg said on January 31, at am. Joseph said on January 31, at am. Bearach said on January 31, at am. Adrian said on January 31, at am.
ByPass said on January 31, at am. SuperLord said on January 31, at pm. No edit button. Dave said on January 31, at am. Bon Scott Jovi said on January 31, at pm.
DrKnow said on February 4, at am. Jonathan Steadman said on January 31, at am. Most people just need web access, anything beyond that is mostly a superfluous luxury. NeonRobot said on January 31, at am.
Who cares? Ray Foulkes said on January 31, at am. Brandon said on January 31, at pm. Yup, just like when I have the runs I poop a lot faster. Robert said on January 31, at pm. Gene said on January 31, at pm. Masox said on February 1, at am. Parry Hotter said on January 31, at pm.
Robert Therrien said on January 31, at pm. Mike Tanis said on January 31, at pm. It would be such a waste tho, just like windows 8 RT. Screw that locked bootloader. Michel said on January 31, at pm. Ever heard of notebooks? Loverboy said on January 31, at pm. Now you can only pray the post delivers before SHE does. To someone else. So much for your silly expectations of us.
Allan S said on February 1, at am. I will have sissy fit and squeal like a pig. Vinko Binkis said on February 1, at pm. As a consumer product, Linux is not going to happen.
Suggesting that consumers install Linux is irresponsible. Peterc said on February 1, at pm. Romanio said on February 1, at pm. Steve Stone said on February 1, at pm. Ioannis Elefsiniotis said on February 2, at am. Herbert said on February 2, at am. Doug Blake said on February 2, at pm. Non-starter for me. Bob Pfeffer said on February 2, at pm. Bob, Is your Windows 10 up-to-date? Anonymous said on February 2, at pm. Bob Pfeffer said on February 3, at pm. Anonymous said on February 4, at am.
Anonymous said on February 6, at pm. Have a 8 core processors and 32gig ram. Systeem is to old. My PC still if faster than a normal one you can buy. Steven Taylor said on February 7, at am. Anirudh said on February 7, at am. Gamer X said on February 7, at am. And stay on windows 10 for a while. IDK, ask me again in when this topic is relevant. By things like Chrome OS Flex will likely be on option, and who knows what else.
Chuck Riney said on February 23, at pm. Repaso said on February 26, at pm. Chrome OS Flex will be the easiest Linux to switch to. Ilene said on April 12, at am. James Williams said on June 4, at pm.