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Implications of hardware constraints within upcoming Windows 11 on Linux usage and adoption.
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GustyGhost 3 Jul, 2021
Is there anything the cattle won't do to get their fix?

It is so very merciful of Microsoft to let the cattle borrow Microsoft's computers. The masters have even gone out of their way to expose replaceable socketed CPUs with cores running as slaves under the true host. The cattle are allowed to install these CPUs but don't dare make any meaningful modifications. Within these walls, the good shepherd Microsoft allows their subjects such freedoms as an interactive GUI, the illusion of exerting control over the system, but, most importantly, the illusion of choice.

At this point I honestly don't care what happens in the normiesphere. Just grab your popcorn and put your feet up and let's all laugh at the fools as they are once again taken advantage of. What's that? Your slick new OS demands biometrics to be allowed to use it? Yeah, sure why not? Make sure to give master all of your keystrokes while you're at it. It will surely be used to improve your situation.

Last edited by GustyGhost on 3 July 2021 at 4:01 pm UTC
furaxhornyx 3 Jul, 2021
Quoting: g000h- Insistence on TPM, etc will stop older computers from installing or "upgrading" to Windows 11. This will force people to either seek an alternative OS (could be good for Linux) for that machine, or ditch that machine and buy a new one.

I am not sure on that one - Microsoft would rather have you upgrade to Windows 11, as they currently want you to upgrade to Windows 10, rather than having another "Windows-XP-Gate"

They will even happily let people buy some (illegal, as per the license) OEM keys for a couple of euros, rather than having people using their old OS. I guess the data they gather through telemetry compensate for the "lost" euros on the license price...
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