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So since nobody wants to use Win11, what are some good OS's that /qa/ would recommend before there's no choice but to switch? I've always been thinking about installing linux but there's probably no better time than now, right?


Microsoft doesn't immediately discontinue things. Windows 7 worked for a long time before software/hardware started depreciating certain aspects. I think 8 still works, but who would want to use that.
10 will work for the next 8 years(and 11 might not even bring any new features that developers and manufacturers care about).

Some things that come to mind: if it's possible to mod the OS of a MacOS to remove their intrusive/consumer unfriendly features then their products are better than Microsoft. Spend the money that you would spend on a Win11 licence on a better CPU and use Wine on Linux(I like Ubuntu) to overcome the additional CPU cycles it requires to run.


>Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025

That's not 8 years... Also I'd been meaning to use linux for a long while anyways.


Do you really like microsoft's security updates?


Well... no... but that's part of the reason I want to move away from it anyways...


I use Debian, I like Debian; use Debian.


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This didn't age well...


Why not?


Erogames run much better on Wine these days than back when this screenshot was taken, and if the Valve thing doesn't end up being a fluke it ought to be even better in the future.


Oh. That's true, but I wonder what the OS landscape looks like in Japan - if most people are still on 7 or if they've migrated to 10. I've noticed that a lot of older games made for XP are very finicky to get working and sometimes need to be run in a VM if they're weird and only work on 32bit machines.


Why is there no alternative OS that can natively run windows programs???


A bird mentioned ReactOS, but others said it was bad


I have switched to EndeavourOS recently. I really like and it's pretty easy to set up.


It's not that it's bad, it's just that it's really far behind. Although some people also complain because they'd rather see more people working on wine than have ReactOS.


Nice trick to keep OP and all other potential switchers on Windows by having them deal with installing Debian and then dealing with its outdated packages.


I tend to stick with the older version of windows until the newer one is like 3-5 years old. I don't think this will change for 11. So uhh... I can't help you




why would anyone care about OS?


It's a similar question as asking why anyone cares about their CPU or GPU. The OS controls how you interact with software. If the OS is bad(UI or the complicated stuff) then you will have a worse experience with your overpriced 3000 dollar GPU.


because it'll make you feel so powerful it'll blow your mind right in front of your face

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