NEWS 373: It's Windows 11 Time!

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The requirement for TPM 2.0 is going to be a real pain for anyone who built their own older DIY PC. I don’t understand why it would be a requirement unless Microsoft wants to explicitly exclude DIY’ers. I presume this how they intend to store some system credential? It can’t be user credentials because in theory a Windows PC could have a great many users (I’ve never tried to push it to see just how many.) Also, TPM was more common on [certain/business] laptops because of the use of BitLocker by businesses to protect them in case of loss/theft. This seems an unlikely concern for desktop DIY PCs. I wonder if there is going to be some business develop of add-on [USB] TPMs (for those motherboards that don’t support an add-in TPM module… like my 4th gen Intel mini PC that has no room inside to add much of anything.)

Could it be that they are trying to elevate what constitutes baseline security for a PC, which could help mitigate various attack vectors? Microsoft is typically very good at backwards compatibility so this seems like it was done for some reason of substance.

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My only issue with Windows 11 is this “?”.

This may good news if it happens where you live; It’s an local thing that dales with apartments and the tenlls rights to chose.