Windows 11 has been here for more than a year, but Microsoft plans to continue supporting Windows 10 through 2025. But older versions of Windows? Not so much. Extended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 ends in a few months… and Google is taking a cue out of Microsoft’s playbook and announcing that it will no longer offer new builds of its Chrome web browser for those operating systems after January, 2023.

I suppose you could always install Chrome OS Flex… or just switch to Linux + Chromium or a different browser.

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    1. I don’t know if I’d call it “satire” exactly, just maybe “inaccurate” or “unfair”. I’d call it satire if they ran a review of a product in such a way so as to say “this is what the (bad) people who don’t like this product think, you should not find this pleasant”. That review doesn’t read like such a thing either.
      But this is all just semantics.

    2. Yeah, the QC 8CXg3 is good. But honestly we should have had this BEFORE the Intel 12th chips and Zen3 chips for tablets and laptops.

      So it’s actually 2-Years Late.
      Which means this “good” performance is more “meh” than anything. And I haven’t even mentioned the Apple M1 laptops.

      The saving grace COULD be the price, but it is not. It’s overpriced. Remember this thing doesn’t run x86 Programs, or emulate them too well, so it should logically be priced cheaper than its Intel and AMD alternatives.

      The same laptop with Intel 12th, gets +27% performance but at -50% battery life, which is acceptable at this form-factor. With the AMD 6800u, it will be an even tougher competitor chipset wise.

  1. What’s holding back Windows on ARM so much/for so long? MS not taking it seriously and in turn SW devs as well? Qulacomm SoCs are very far behind Apple’s (how about other ARM vendors?)?

    Apple showed that PCs running on ARM can replace x86 CPUs even when running x86 applications but MS/Qualcomm are struggling. I’m not partial to ARM but it’d be nice to pressure Intel and AMD more since I doubt Apple’s ARM chips are due to them being Apple only and they’ve already left the x86 world. By “pressure”, I’m more interested in SoCs powering “liliputing” devices: <10 W TDP range but decently powerful.

    Maybe MS can partner with PC game devs to port to ARM and/or come out with a gaming centric device even if it’s using a >10 W SoC? Gamers seem to have a lot of money to throw at new stuff. They kept the PC market alive when the smartphone was taking over afterall.