2025, eh ?
By that time I sincerely hope Steam OS will be all I need.
If not, some flavor of Linux should suffice.
Enough with the treadmill already. An operating system is NOT supposed to define what I can do anymore.
Windows 10 isn't even out yet but already its creator Microsoft has foretold its death. Support for Redmond's Omega operating system will cease finally on October 14, 2025. That’s the date when fixes and patches in all their forms for the as-yet unreleased client operating system will finally be turned off by Microsoft. …
It has seen some renovation work. I don't think the Banksy (as pictured) is still there, though. ISTR reading that it was too deteriorated to preserve in situ. I think it's in one of Bristol's museums now, but I don't know which. I could ask our creepy friend Google, but I can't be arsed.
@Yag - you have presumably already factored years 2016 - 2024 as years of Linux too. Have you considered using a symbolic link?
"Year of Linux" is not so much a point event as a superposition of states. A bit like Schrodinger's Cat, only cheaper on the Whiskas.
…presumably, Windows 10 will be smart enough not to install any updates that will break the hardware - regardless of their mandatoriness. I will be putting Windows 10 on my Phenom powered PC (already long in the tooth, but plenty fast enough for what I need it for) - but I’d hate to think that it’ll find itself remotely terminated by an update too far one day.
I would have thought that as your version of Windows 10 morphs into Windows 11 as it is continuously updated (which you would probably only know about if you reviewed the internal version number) you will automatically go onto that products end date and then as that version morphs into Windows 12 the same occurs again ad infinitum until you replace your hardware. Which in turn will morph via updates into Windows 13/14/15 until it needs replacing??
don't start using windows 10 until 2020, because when it goes to extended support at least they won't be messing with the UI anymore it will be pretty "stable".
Which works out pretty well since that it seems windows 7 goes EOL entirely in 2020 too. For my small use cases of windows I see absolutely no reason to move from windows 7 (most of my work is in Linux mint with MATE on desktop/laptop anyway).
(and yes in case you are curious I don't care if windows 10 makes my apps run twice as fast and doubles the battery life in my laptop, I don't want it any more than I want Ubuntu Unity, or GNOME 3).
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