Anyone using it?
I’ve heard it needs special requirements to run it but there are ways round that.
Most PCs that have shipped in the last 5 years are capable of running Trusted Platform Module version 2.0 (TPM 2.0). TPM 2.0 is required to run Windows 11, as an important building block for security-related features. TPM 2.0 is used in Windows 11 for a number of features, including Windows Hello for identity protection and BitLocker for data protection.
It’s mostly the same, but apparently you can’t have a local account any more so need a Microsoft account to run it. They’ve taken away the fullscreen Start menu too and now when you type in “this” to bring up This PC, it now brings up Reset this PC, which is a bit of a change!
The thing is. I had a computer lying idle that I don’t use. My Reaper pc is on Windows 7 and I’ve no intention of changing that.
So installing 11 on the other PC was more of an experiment. It all worked well. No need for tpm or a special processor. That’s all bullshit. Probably to entice people to buy a newer computer.
Good point, I wonder how the shift to a multipolar world will affect companies like Microsoft and current habits/standards. Even without sanctions, surely leaning inwards should see the RotW moving onto Linux or some new thing. Plus the global south (and poorer people elsewhere) need repairable tech more than disposable iGadgets and everybody else should want it.
What’s the advantage of these hardware ‘requirements’ for Joe Ordinary anyway?
Yeah, it’s weird. Working, put it down for the night. Next day, no integrated graphics. Don’t know if it updated then shutdown. Apparently Windows can overwrite the right drivers with old ones, but installing the right driver package didn’t fix it.
This Manjaro install on a USB-C stick is running like a dream. Windows is very annoying with it’s busy work behind the scenes when you’re used to Linux.