Heyhey everyone, I recently preordered my Framework 16 laptop DIY edition, and I was wondering if it will support Windows 10, I do have a fresh Windows 10 install drive that was gifted to me from a friend who used to work in IT, and was wondering if it’s possible to install Windows 10 on it.
I get that it’s getting close to it’s EOL, but… I’m not a big fan of 11, from the pre-installed bloatware to just… minor irritations on it that’s basically “Death by a thousand cuts” of annoyance for me.
Anywho, thanks for reading this, and I appreciate those who took (or, will take) the time to reply.
Which bloatware? To me Windows 11 feels less bloaty than 10 as the start menu looks cleaner and has less ads and crap like Cortana is less prominent (and will be removed completely with an update). Other stuff like tabs in the Explorer is also a much needed improvement.
To be honest, the primary reason I opted for a FW16 laptop is to run Linux on it.
But - as I lately added the GPU board to it, and intend to use 2 NVMe SSD’s, I’ll make a dual-boot setup. But to be honest, depending on how “bloatwared” windows becomes (I am literally allergic to commercials of any kind), I might just run a dedicated Steam-OS release on it (even if I have to patch it to get it to run).
Why not install Steam on Linux? No need to dual-boot then. Or do it as I do: Use the seperate ssd to install flatpaks on it and attach it only when needed (gaming, heavy programs like raw image editing, etc).
I tend to strictly separate my work env from my gaming environments. Makes it easier to recreate the gaming side as I don’t touch the other sides. I can also test different distros like that and decide which one to use in the long run.
I installed Arch as a learning experience, not as an OS to use. Through the install process, I learned how to make my OS exactly how I wanted it, and immediately made it my main driver. If you’ve been distro hopping for a while, not completely satisfied with any distro, and you’re willing to get a little dirty, I’d recommend giving it a shot.