MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)

ZDNet has word that Microsoft has figured out another way to strong-arm users into adopting Windows 10, saying some upcoming new CPUs will require Windows 10 (or, you know, Linux). Microsoft explains the move in this blog post which says this shows they are embracing "silicon innovation" (thanks HARDOCP). Harming their contention that this is necessary is word that certain CPUs will be allowed a grace period to run older versions of their operating system:

  • Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support. This enables us to focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon, while maintaining maximum reliability and compatibility with previous generations of platform and silicon. For example, Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming “8996” silicon, and AMD’s upcoming “Bristol Ridge” silicon.
  • Through July 17, 2017, Skylake devices on the supported list will also be supported with Windows 7 and 8.1. During the 18-month support period, these systems should be upgraded to Windows 10 to continue receiving support after the period ends. After July 2017, the most critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for these configurations, and will be released if the update does not risk the reliability or compatibility of the Windows 7/8.1 platform on other devices.
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NKD wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 12:23:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 12:16:

Sounds to me more like you're a Microsoft shill making up stories to get people to upgrade (see I can make some really dumb assumptions, too).
But, seriously, this always reminds me of those people who are completely blind fanbois. Like when a game comes out that has a few dozen reproducible bugs that will always happen to every single person using the program regardless of hardware because it is a software issue but then you have people like you here who will claim that the game has zero bugs and is running flawless 100% of the time. Whatever. If it helps you sleep better at night then nightie night with your flawless Win 10!

When a game comes out as a buggy mess, everyone knows about it instantly. Meanwhile, Windows 10 has been out a while and the only articles we've seen about it on Blue's are about the privacy issues.

Where are the articles about Windows 10 being a buggy incompatible mess as alleged by some folks in this thread? Why aren't they submitting those articles to Blue to post?

Because it's stable and quite good.

Some of the people around here should unplug their internet for absolute privacy and not bother with installing an OS because clearly they're simply not that good at it.
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