Graf Zahl wrote:
Cacodemon345 wrote:I actually don't care that much about my desktop computer not meeting Windows 11 system requirements because I will be upgrading it anyway in next year since the AMD GPU in it is going to be the next one in the chopping block since they nuked pre-Polaris support.
You are forgetting something here: The CPU cutoff specs will massively lower the value of such old systems and make it harder to sell them on the second hand market.
I guess my ultimate solution will be to install some Linux on it once I have a new one running on Windows 11.
Planned obsolescence basically.
All pre-7th Gen hardware will thus be rendered almost entirely useless as the only thing you could do on it afterwards is installing Linux, or disconnect it from the internet permanently and keep it for other things instead. Imagine retro gaming on such hardware, that would be hilarious.
Gez wrote:The thing is that honestly the Windows versions after 7 never made me want to upgrade. Yeah, sure, driver support, security, yadda yadda, I know the reasons why one should upgrade anyway.
Can't relate honestly.
If anything I feel like people give 7 and Vista too much credit. That design was surely wonderful for its time, but Glass is so mid-2000s at this point. It simply feels old and so does the rest of the UI. But humans are creatures of habit after all, and thus resistant to change. I personally would never go back to Aero at this point. It belongs to a bygone era as far as I'm concerned.
Nothing to say about 8 and 8.1 though, that was mainly designed for touch screen devices and it showed at every step. It never felt right for a traditional desktop setup with mouse and keyboard, plus no Start Menu at all.
BTW Graf since you love Classic Shell so much, consider moving to Open Shell instead as Classic has ceased development for some time and is unsupported. Open Shell is now its continuation.