I am looking to port some of my software to windows/ensure it works on windows. Wine will almost certainly not cut it; I don’t want to have any possibility of an issue arising because of it. A VM wouldn’t work either, because my computer is pretty weak, so I’m left with using genuine windows. Viable options are (from what I’ve seen): windows 7, windows 10 LTSC, and normal windows 10 enterprise. My main concern is the lack of a real terminal terminal/shell. I had used windows 10 LTSC at one point, with WSL, which was–ok. However, all the native windows terminals had serious rendering issues, I eventually resorted to running gnome-terminal through vcxsrv, but that had noticeable input lag–and I’m not normally a person who notices input lag. I would like to try microsoft terminal to see if it fixes those problems (seems likely it does), except it doesn’t work with windows LTSC or 7. So it looks like my options are:
Window 7: zero crap, but: no good terminal, need cygwin for a unix shell, support ending soon
Windows 10 LTSC: not much crap, WSL for unix, but still no good terminal
Windows 10: lots of crap, but WSL2 (better than WSL!) and ms terminal
So far I’m leaning towards using standard win10 and just dealing with the crap, but is there anything I somehow missed while looking for windowses?