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Windows 8.1 Support Ends 2023-01-10

Post by Snake Man » 2022-09-10 17:21:28

Windows 8.1 support ends in 2023-01-10 which is exactly four months from now. My current editing computer is using win 8.1 because my VPN providers client software is not installing to win7 anymore.

Support ending does not mean you cannot use the windows, I am still using windows 7 on my Gaming computer (ArmA 3, Elite Dangerous, Farming Simulator 17 and 19, etc), runs just fine in Gaming use.

Overall the plan is to finally move into Linux Desktop once win 8.1 support ends.

I have been using Linux in server console shell function since the mid 90s, with few interruptions here and there I've been running Linux server since 1998 every day, right now my Linux Ubuntu server 20.04 is running few meters from me as I'm typing this, PMC Tactical forum is hosted in Linux Ubuntu server as well (not the same machine). So Linux is nothing new to me.

Two years ago in september 2020 I installed Linux Mint v20 for the first time as my linux desktop, I loved it, still do, however none of the ArmA 3 and Farming Simulator editing software runs under linux, if I use linux I cannot edit. So after a month of use I caved in and installed win7 back (long story short had to switch to win8.1 due the VPN software).

Right now as we are four months away from windows 8.1 support ending, I have no idea what is going to happen. Nothing? Installing Linux Mint v21 on that day? How do I edit ArmA 3 and FS19 then?

While four months goes by very quickly relatively speaking, I am not going to speculate yet or make any kind of statements about what I'm going to do then.

All I can tell you, is that I'm scared shitless... :o
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Re: Windows 8.1 Support Ends 2023-01-10

Post by Snake Man » 2022-10-10 10:23:11

2022-10-10T10:23:00Z

Windows 8.1 support ends in three months.

Nothing much changed since I created this topic. In recent several days my long time burnout for editing / computer stuff has hit hard, been just waiting RSS news and watching youtube recommended videos or twitch, haven't been able to do ANY editing, just simply cant get anything started.

Because of this terrible waste of time been thinking that I might as well install linux desktop already if no editing is being done, but luckily still have maintained calm thought process and not done it. It would be a big mistake because few days from now I might be full speed in 17hrs / day editing mode again.

Was just checking out my 2022 editing history changelogs and there has been no editing in august and september, two full months of not doing anything, that really sucks :(

(hmm that's actually not entirely true, I just did some fs22 PMC Super Six 6km edits recently but didn't write changelogs other than dev diary's).

So three months until win8.1 updates come to an end, some people might think its a long time but to me it really is not, I feel like if editing 17hrs / day starting now, I could barely do a dent to my project workload. But dunno, maybe its just my burnt out mind thinking slightly glass half empty pessimistic thoughts ;)

Overall the takeaway here is that we have already passed the point of no return, all the projects I have going on cannot be finished before jan 10th, so that ship has sailed. Some individual projects could be finished easily, but not all. So its kind of weird situation that hurrying up editing or doing whatever.. doesn't really change anything. Only thing matters is can I still edit under windows once 8.1 support ends. Hmm :?

Have no idea what happens when win8.1 support ends, no decision has been made yet.
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Re: Windows 8.1 Support Ends 2023-01-10

Post by Snake Man » 2022-11-10 00:34:08

2022-11-10T00:16:00Z

Windows 8.1 support ends in two months.

Since the previous post one month ago I came across Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) upgrade to v28 and latest Kdenlive video editing software updates which do not install under windows 7 or 8, so now we have Kdenlive, VPN client, Farming Simulator 22 and OBS that cant be used. Also I saw some new games released recently that do not work with win 7 or 8 any longer, so more and more software issues.

This is kind of demoralizing to see that happen, sure of course eventually it happens but its one of those things that you don't really want to believe it and when it happens, its quite the shock. It really pisses me off that I cant install Kdenlive / OBS v28 to my still completely up to date windows 8.1 computer.

In the past few days or dunno if its week already, starts to be a bit blur, I have been editing ArmA 3 real world data terrains 17hrs / day which has been extremely cool. As I'm typing this terra incognita is leeching satellite imagery and terrain builder is generating layers, hard at work. This is what I wanted to do, last push on addon editing before everything goes to shit next year.

Just today was thinking that even if my editing / surfing computer goes to Linux, there is nothing stopping me of creating some local area network only win7 computer for editing use, but that obviously is not very nice setup to have several computers in your apartment, it would be overkill. What I mean is that switching to fully Linux Desktop is kind of like software revolution to me and I might re-arrange my computer hardware components to assemble new setups which would better suit Linux Desktop and addon editing use. Dunno, we'll see.

Two months, man... its nothing... scary times ahead :(
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