Sorry if this is not related to linux, but its so dangerous.
Many pc’s can’t upgrade to WIndows 11. Sure, we can convince some people to switch to linux instead, but many don’t know how to.
And, with an estimated 400 million windows 10 pc’s inelligible(also older windows versions), this could create a huge landfill of computers that will make the environment worse than before.
Yes, i know there is this non-profit organization that sent a petition, but microsoft just replied today(or yesterday or tommorow in your time zone depending on where you live), that the WIndows 10 support cycle will be unchanged.
So, we can do two things: Promote Linux in developing countries, as that is where the biggest source of e-waste is suspected to come from, or we collect many pc’s that can’t run Windows 11 that don’t have an owner anymore.
I would go for the first option, as we are already seeing the rise of Linux in countries like Nigeria, Kenya, India and Greece.
If you need a spare pc, then you can go with the second option.
Overall, Microsft’s decision with windows 10 is a very, very dangerous decision.
What will you do in 2025? Will you convince your family and friends to switch to linux? Or will you decide to rescue those pc’s on your own?
Please share your opinions.