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    Microsoft Apparently Ramping Up Heavy-Handed Tactics To Force Windows 10 Migrations

    Hooray for monopolies...

    Resistance is futile.

    http://hothardware.com/news/microsof...&ICID=ref_fark

    The clock is ticking for users holding out on Windows 7 and 8. For starters, Microsoft is blocking Windows 7 and 8 updates for Intel's seventh generation Core i3, i5 and i7 (Kaby Lake), AMD's Ryzen (Bristol Ridge) and Qualcomm's 8996 processors. The low-level Vulkan API will also not be supporting multiple GPUs on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and users will need to update to Windows 10 in order to support SLI or CrossFire with Vulkan.

    Microsoft’s main argument is that this lack of updates will help them to focus on the deep integration between Windows and new silicon generations. Windows 7 was designed nearly a decade ago before the introduction of x86/x64 SOCs. Windows 7 is unable to run on any modern silicon without device drivers and firmware emulating Windows 7’s expectations for interrupt processing, bus support, and power states. According to Microsoft, “redesigning Windows 7 subsystems to embrace new generations of silicon would introduce churn into the Windows 7 code base” and break the company's commitment to security and stability.

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    Glad I got 10. I miss 7.

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    The "freedoms" we have in this country are a joke.

    Either submit to Microsoft's full body cavity probe or get offline.

    10 is the most freedom raping product on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Glad I got 10. I miss 7.
    I have 7 at work, but I don't know for how much longer. I made the mistake of having someone load my new home desktop with 8 a couple of years ago and I despise it with all my being. The wife just smirks and says I should go Mac. People tell me that if I hate 8, I'll really hate 10.
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    I have 8.1 on my laptop and missed the free upgrade period. I have 10 on my desktops and I don't see any significant difference, so it looks like I'll be paying for nothing. If te apps didn't suck and it wasn't so damned slow, I wouldn't mind so much.

    I think I'll put XP on a computer I use for data crunching.
    I have a big cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I have 7 at work, but I don't know for how much longer. I made the mistake of having someone load my new home desktop with 8 a couple of years ago and I despise it with all my being. The wife just smirks and says I should go Mac. People tell me that if I hate 8, I'll really hate 10.
    Got a new laptop in OCT, did not have much choice. Lightening fried my #7 desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    The "freedoms" we have in this country are a joke.

    Either submit to Microsoft's full body cavity probe or get offline.

    10 is the most freedom raping product on the market.
    How so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by decedent View Post
    I have 8.1 on my laptop and missed the free upgrade period. I have 10 on my desktops and I don't see any significant difference, so it looks like I'll be paying for nothing. If te apps didn't suck and it wasn't so damned slow, I wouldn't mind so much.

    I think I'll put XP on a computer I use for data crunching.
    I have XP on a spare laptop we use for whatever. It's getting harder to do anything with it anymore.
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