Hello… First of all thanks for making blender I’m blender user since 2.6x I loved blender original interface. When you created Blender 2.8 i was disappointed with interface changes (keyboard/BW icons etc.), but I move to 2.8 because of Blender Eevee.
Now I read the tragic news: blender 2.93 will not work on Win7. I won’t move to Win10. I tried it, and hated. No classic interface (no classic theme*), shitty online services, forcing updates, worse performance… After two weeks I returned to Win7. I know about 20 people which also don’t want to move to Win10 (some of them because of missing aero, two of them are still XP users)
*yes! I’m still using classic theme! It’s the best.
I guess what you will say: use Linux. I tried few Linux distros and few desktops.
First of all: i don’t’ like mess on HDD which all distros do. Why they just don’t install to C:\Linux instead of creating many and many main folders ?
I tried distros: Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSuse.
My opinions about desktop environments (all used for about two weeks). NVIDIA installed.
Gnome was non-classic awful, slow and unusable. heavy on CPU and RAM
KDE Plasma was little faster but also non-classic and little unstable light on RAM but little too heavy on CPU.
Cinnamon was nice but only little faster than Gnome.
XFCE/MATE - this desktops was best for me but also not as good as Win7
Also I don’t like this “modern” flat look of all distros. Why all linux distros looks like Win10?
I know I can install theme but it is not as easy as described.
For Blender I need maximum performance. So the only way is to use plain Window Manager.
but it is too much pain.
And also for gaming. WINE is also too much pain.
I returned to Win7.
The only pain was to install drivers and updates. Then I disable Win Update and I can use system without problems for about 5 years, while my mate Win10 gets broken after one moth. Then he also returned to Win10.
So why are you dropping support for Win7? Why are you helping Micrto$oft to kill this system, like they killed XP (XP was far better than 7)
And Win7 is still about 15% of desktop users, while Linux is about 1%. So, will You also drop Linux support?
P.S. I’m NOT Linux hater. I like idea of open source software, and Linux could be better than Win10 but… Win7 for now is much better.
P.S.2. My computer isn’t really old and slow. No problems with Eevee rendering.