The more I look into Windows 11 the more I hate it. There's just 1 (one) more thing that's wrong with it every time I look.

It's a security and ethical nightmare. I almost wish I didn't specialize in computer recovery & cybersecurity.

So thankful that my high-end gaming-built PC is apparently "not compatible" with Windows 11. Oh, you don't want to break my computer and ruin my entire life? That's actually a complement, man.

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    Try it out you will hate it more

    It made me switch to Linux fulltime

    Also u can easily make it compatible by changing som stuff in Regedit mine wasnt compatible either until i forced it up his ass
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    Windows 10 is the last version of Windows
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    @electrineer The last good version was Windows 7.
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    @joewilliams007 Upgrading/changing an OS is the last thing you'd want to do with your PC. A client of mine tried to put Arch Linux on his gaming laptop and deleted Windows 10 because he was obsessed with Linux. The distro quickly broke down and I had to reinstall W10 and every single driver that was supposed to come with the prebuilt for him.

    I had a similar nightmare scenario where I used to have a prebuilt Windows 7 computer just getting Manifest Destiny'd by Windows 10 overnight without my consent, and things only went downhill from there.

    Also, I tried Linux, but no distro seems to be compatible with my GPU, RAM, and possibly MoBo. I was almost hospitalized by a Linux distro that caused me to have a seizure due to the flashing rendering glitches.

    Some things should just be left as they are, and seeing this is absolutely a blessing:
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    Currently using 11 on a surface pro 7.

    It's not terribly different from 10 at this point, but that's what's so sinister about it.

    Oh sure I've changed it around enough to make it look and feel like 10, that was easy.

    The hard part was extracting the latest drivers from other surface package MSIs. Why? Well because MS doesn't want my old hardware to function properly. They want me to go buy the latest pro x.

    And another thing, it's strange that even my pihole can't stop the system making calls out. Almost like they're doing their own DNS routing... I guess I'm going to need to invest in a firewall to block at the IP now...

    But then again, if I block too much I suppose I won't be able to login because the device is "offline".

    Man, this connected world we built sure isn't what I had in mind 30+ years ago.

    If only there was a Linux tablet OS that didn't have enterprise venom coursing through its kernel. I've tried Android86, it's a loooong way from usable.
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    @Vetpetmon yes, Linux was the problem in your example.

    Not the UEFI Windows bullshit that purposely makes it more difficult to install two operating systems on the same hardware.

    It couldn't have been the complete lack of knowledge from your client on how to properly configure Windows bootloader or grub.

    It also couldn't have POSSIBLY been your client selecting one of the most notoriously difficult Linux distros available.

    No, it was the fact that Windows is better than Linux!
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    Don't get me started on the shell, it feels like it runs some scripts in powershell and sometimes cmd, and they both calculate base64 executions differently, i rant about the shells a lot
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    @sariel Technically speaking, it was the hardware components that caused the client's bulk of the issues. The terminal would boot up, but it would get stuck halfway through.

    My client's PC was pre-built and looking into the RAM and SSD, found that they did not communicate well with Linux/Unix. Manufacturer warned the same thing, and that the client voided the warranty by modifying what OS was installed on the system.

    Client was lucky I knew how to fix his specific BIOS's boot records even though he gave me the wrong model ID. My client even admitted he didn't exactly know what he was doing, so that says a lot.

    A valuable lesson was learned: don't mess with the OS the PC came with. The chances of success is not 100%.
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    @sariel Yeah I like my OS to be offline. I want it to work off of the grid, especially when the company's router goes rogue on us (we've been cyberattacked twice in the past 3 years)

    I want my programs to work offline. Sometimes offline is better.

    If they disabled the HOSTS file functionally, don't tell me about it. I will absolutely go mad, I use that file to block ads and analytics BS in video games... Games that I paid for...

    I will not let go of Windows 10, never move to Windows 11, and will move to Linux when my current PC's hardware decides to retire. I have a death grip on W10 to keep the offline functionality and whatever accessibility features that weren't in W7 (Yes, I'm disabled: HoH, nearsighted and photosensitive).
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    If I could game, the exact way I do in windows (Epic Games, Steam and Pirated games), I will switch to Linux in a heartbeat.
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    @Vetpetmon Your client should have made a full disk image with Clonezilla before changing anything.

    Then he could just have played that back, and the machine would have been where it had been before he tried to install the totally wrong Linux distro for his purpose.

    Also, he should have chosen something like Linux Mint and not Arch. And he should have tested that in the live version from USB before installing to check whether the hardware is supported.

    TL;DR: he fucked up big time, and the whole story is just PEBKAC.
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    @Vetpetmon As for your own PC, RAM is only an issue under Linux if you have way too little, or if it's actually damaged. What GPU do you have? If it's very new, it may take a bit until it's supported.

    With Win 11, the issue is either that the CPU may be high-end, but too old - which CPU is it?

    Or it could the TPM requirement, and if the CPU is supported, that might be fixable via a discrete TPM PCIe card. Or, if you have an AMD AM4 CPU, but just slapping in a newer AM4 CPU.
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    @Vetpetmon Technically speaking, practically everything is supported under Linux. Your client fucked up.. and again when they chose Arch.
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    @badcopnodonuts zorin os. Pretty basic but everything works and looks good.
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    I can't decide whether to update windows. Many advise not to do this, and perhaps your opinion is an additional confirmation of this.
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    I'm kinda confused by Win11.
    Android app support for Amazon app store. Better window snapping. Macos-looking taskbar. As far as I understand, the rest are things I'd not call features, like the removal of local user accounts.
    Feels like a minor rather than a major change. Like Windows 10.1.
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