A trojan horse

Gaming and office productivity tasks which pretty much describes all of the things you can do on a computer. If you want or need to do either of these then Windows 10 is a great operating system to have. There are virtually no A level games that are not available on Windows.

If this is indeed true why would anyone want to move away from Windows 10. Sure there might be some small reasons but if you need to purchase software you would not be excited you might need to purchase all new software.

We could all move away from Windows 10 because the newest and bestest Windows 11 is about to be released. Sure, we might have to purchase new software in some cases but we are going to get some really good functionality right? Well, lets look at all the Windows 10 goodness we received when it was the new kid on the block.

  • Start Menu Ads in Windows 10
  • Windows 10 targeted ads
  • Windows 10 Location Tracking and Location History
  • News app notifications
  • Windows store
  • Cortana searches only with Bing not Google
  • Forced updates

These are definitely not positive features in a lot of peoples opinions although they are quite interesting for Microsoft. What does Windows 11 bring to the table?

  • TPM 2.0
  • UEFI, Secure Boot capable

Windows does have a few new requirements which can actually be used to help keep your computer secure. Yet, the history of UEFI and Windows has not only been one of security against installing unsigned software. Microsoft is a large company and can afford infrastructure for dealing with UEFI signed keys and motherboard manufacturers but this one situation can cause difficulties. The Linux world did come up with a solution but if you wanted to start completely from scratch you wouldn’t be able to install new keys onto your own hardware.

Another issue is the requirement of TPM 2.0 support on your computer. Although TPM 2.0 has been around since 2014 is has been implemented by a lot of manufacturers as a hardware addon. According to some of the rumors you also need a CPU that is two years old or older. This change might all be for the best but it sounds like the new hardware requirements might mean new hardware is necessary.

Well, I am sure that Microsoft has no plans on getting everyone to switch to Windows 11 and then either lock them into their own ecosystem and force everyone to purchase from their own software store. They would have no plans to consolidating every Windows pc into locked down platform.

Oh, if you have Windows 10 you can get Windows 11 for free! Wow, hundreds of engineers working on a successor to Windows 10 for years and Microsoft wants to give it to all of us for free?!?

Lets all hope this isn’t some sort of Trojan Horse.

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