fmr wrote:1. This is just an impression of the author, not confirmed nor denied officially;
fmr wrote:3. If what the author say is true, this will only apply to the newest Intel's Kaby Lake and AMD's recently-released Ryzenthat CPUs. If you assemble a computer with any other CPU (like Skylake, for example, which I would dare to say is the mainstream CPU currently), you will still be able to download security upgrades in the future, still (even if this measure will effectively be implemented);
Not actually relevant to what I or the article stated.
. You are assuming that ALL users will go for the high end CPOU, which is hardly the case, and those who go, may end using Windows 10, anyway.
fmr wrote:4. In three years, official support for Windows 7 willl end, which means you will not receive security upgrades anymore;
Neat. Well, three years of viruses for users then, and the end of herd immunity on all non-supported platforms. Way to go fuckwits.
NOT three years, because, even assuming what the author wrote is true, it wasn't implement yet. Besides, security upgrades do NOT protect you against virus, or malware. They just solve security vulnerabilities that are discovered in the OS. The main vulnerabilty of a system is, and will always be, the user, and there's no security upgrade that protects against that one.
metamorphosis wrote: fmr wrote:
5. Regarding Windows 8, I can't see why would anyone that is running Windows 8 not upgrade to Windows 8.1 anyway
Ugh. Read the article. Even if what you'd stated was correct, it wouldn't change the fact that this is an absolutely shit thing to do to users, period.
I am using Windows 7 myself, but I can understand that Microsoft will not be willing to support Windows 7 forever. That said, if the uproar will be loud enough, they will probably NOT implement that limitation (which, and I state again, IS NOT YET IMPLEMENTED
, which means that, for the time being, it's nothing else than a rumour).
Anyway, if I was going to assemble a new machine right now, I would probably choose a Skylake CPU like this one: http://ark.intel.com/products/88195/Int ... o-4_20-GHz
(good enough, and a considerably better value for the money), therefore, I would not be at risk, anyway