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  1. Who Is Windows 11 For? "But with Windows 11, at least thus far, all I can tell is who is the OS isn’t for. It’s not for people with computers that date back before 2018, with very limited exceptions. It’s not for anyone without a TPM module. It’s not for anyone who isn’t willing to accept the need to jump through even more hoops to configure one’s own PC. It’s not for people who value the local nature of a PC ...... We’re not saying the OS is bad, per se, but we’re not sure who it’s supposed to appeal to? "
  3. Microsoft Kicks Unsupported PCs From Windows 11 Testing Program. Anyone who thought they could get away with running the dev or beta Insiders channels on old or unsupported hardware is in for a rude awakening today. These systems are getting update notifications that tell them the free ride is over. “Your PC does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11,” Microsoft’s warning states. “Your device is not eligible to join the Windows Insider Program on Windows 11. Please install Windows 10 to participate in the Windows Insider Program in the Release Preview Channel.” Many users are threatening to change to Linux. 😏 CPUs over 3 years old will not be eligible to run Windows 11. 😕 The environmentalists are angry with Microsoft for reducing perfectly good modern PCs to landfill in the name of increased security. Just note that you can stay on Windows 10 for another 4 years (2025) before all updates stop. Of course they may extend it like they did in the past.
  4. Update: Microsoft is threatening to withhold Windows 11 updates if your CPU is old. "Yesterday, we wrote how Microsoft’s Windows 11 won’t technically leave millions of PCs behind — the company told us it won’t actually block you from installing Windows 11 on a PC with an older CPU, so long as you download and manually install an ISO file all by yourself. But it turns out even that technicality has a technicality. Microsoft is now threatening to withhold Windows Updates from your copy of Windows 11 — potentially even security updates — if you take that route."
  5. "While DIY PC gamers, IT admins, and other power users will be able to perform a clean install of Windows 11 on existing hardware dating back years, it’s not encouraging that at all. First and perhaps most important, Microsoft informed us after we published this story that if your computer doesn’t meet the system requirements, it may not be entitled to get Windows Updates, even security ones."
  6. Hi Brandon. I found these videos helpful. Comparing HBA IT mode SAS controllers | 2018 Comparing HBA IT mode SAS controllers | 2020 Edition How to select SAS cables | 2019
  7. This eBay store has HBA-IT-mode-controllers that work with Unraid.
  8. Recommended controllers for Unraid are listed here. Many thanks to JorgeB for this list.
  10. I wonder will this conflict over ZFS and the kernel ever be resolved - and does it really matter if it is not?
  11. Note that the Ryzen R5 1600AF is virtually the same as a Ryzen R5 2600 - just slightly underclocked.
  13. Long Live Slackware is an independent Brazilian mini-documentary with English translation.
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  17. Although a few years old now, Jon's short introduction to Unraid 6 below is still relevant.
  18. Also, check out the following handy short video by Spaceinvader One on moving files quickly between array shares from your PC.
  19. I often use a Root Share on Unraid and use my Windows 10 with my dual panel FreeCommander file manager to manage my Unraid shares. See the link here to the video from SpaceinvaderOne.
  20. The unRAID Server OS is designed to be installed on, and boot from a USB Flash storage device, 512MB or larger. The USB device must have a unique GUID for unRAID licensing purposes.
  22. 169.254.x.x: This is what's called an Automatic Private IP address. An IP in this range means that the computer cannot see the network.👎