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Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Win 10

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:44 pm
by barbaz
I know this isn't really Web Tech, but it's well worth mentioning here.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/01/skylake-users-given-18-months-to-upgrade-to-windows-10/

(Is this sort of thing likely to affect the ability to run older OSes in VMs?)

(mozillaZine: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=2985125)

Re: Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Win 10

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:04 pm
by Thrawn
It sounds annoying at first glance, but when you pause and consider it, they're not dropping support for older hardware. They're dropping support (in Windows 7) for new hardware. That is to say, they will not try to patch older Windows to make it keep pace with newer CPUs.

That said, it's probably motivated by the desire to push Windows 10. It's an extra, low-pressure angle that they can push, so they're pushing.

Re: Skylake users given 18 months to upgrade to Win 10

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:36 am
by barbaz