What Microsoft has done with the totally arbitrary CPU requirements for Windows 11 is a disgrace. There are so many perfectly capable chips excluded for no good reason. For example, a high end Intel 7th gen chip could be as few as two years old, but Microsoft now says they are obsolete. There is no good explanation other than trying to force people to buy new PCs. And keeping OEMs fat and happy is certainly not a legitimate reason. I wasn’t impressed with Win11 myself and wouldn’t run it anyway, but a lot of people who were are now discovering greedy MS won’t allow them to use it. I have seen more devoted fans swear off Windows this week than in the past five years combined. Even the WinCentral fanboys are upset about this. People have finally had enough of Microsoft’s BS, and who can blame them? This is just like the disaster of Windows Vista, but even worse. And there’s no Windows 7 coming to save face. Windows is already in such a perilous state as a platform, and alienating this many users will be impossible to recover from.
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