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FBnil

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So, to make the Windows product cheaper to maintain the scope narrows. Side effect is that businesses will still want support and extended support is very expensive/lucrative....

win/win for Microsoft ... yay! If it's not a good business decision, the "market" will react and it will balance back later.

BTW: This situation always has existed: USB3 does not work under Windows 98 and there won't be drivers written for it...
Hey my PCI ISA soundboard does not fit my motherboard... there's no slot for it... And my mouse want's a com1 port that does not exist in today's hardware.

In the past, they made products that would last a lifetime (oven, washing-machine, stereo). Now, its cheap plastic that breaks just outside warranty... they want to do the same with computers now.
Judging by the pile of Pentiums I threw away, it has been happening to computer hardware... and now the software is going to do the same... all part of the consumerism zeitgeist.

Now pay the monthly fee for your OS... mwahahaha.... (support for your cloud drive is not free you know...)
 

RubisDrake

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Why even bother discussing this? Windows 10 is a terrible idea, especially for such a small device
It's bloatware, spyware, possible malware and proprietary software. Even the ARM version will always probably run worst than Linux, because Windows NT OS kernel can't even do much of anything right compared to it.

RMS: "Get it out of here!" :^)
 

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Why even bother discussing this? Windows 10 is a terrible idea, especially for such a small device
It's bloatware, spyware, possible malware and proprietary software. Even the ARM version will always probably run worst than Linux, because Windows NT OS kernel can't even do much of anything right compared to it.

RMS: "Get it out of here!" :^)
I'm sure it will be an interesting an challenging sport to make Win10 get rid off these spy-stuff. :) I did this with previous versions of Windows to a degree where I was very happy with the results. I have not touched Win10 yet but one day I will, not only because of DX12 (ok, mainly because of DX12 :D ) but also to have an up-to-date-OS with future CPU support. My currenct Vista works well (again, extremely pimped over the years) but of course it's compared stone-old.
 

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MS's recent track record on windows updates suggest that if you wanted to roll your own spyware free version, you'd need to make your own update source (or leave your OS open to all kinds of zero-days otherwise).
 
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