Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever
It will be interesting to see which route most windows 7 swearers will go with, be it linux or windows 10.
7 will still be supported till 2023 under a paid service.
But what is there to stop people from getting those updates anyway ?
XP was supported this way through POSready 2009 registry hack all the way up to April 2019
Basically they supported an 18 year old OS.
Linux gaming is not feasible thanks to Denuvo and all the other DRM stuff.
It stops the Wine from working.
You can even get banned for using Wine which gets detected as a cheat.
Which is why pirates cracking it is a good thing.
I use debian for my NAS because it's free and makes an efficient use of the hardware.
But If I tried to launch Mint (debian based) on my main rig it just refused to work.
Nvidia GT240 is the problem.
If I pull it out then it works without problems.
Only feasible thing would be ReactOS but with more manpower to support and develop it at an adequate rate.
It can directly run Windows apps and drivers with no problems.
Uses some parts of Wine but it's more direct as it doesn't need to translate stuff.
If they really force me to then I will dual boot 7/10.
10 beeing stripped to bones and/or hacked to remove most bloatware/adware.