Now it’s officially the time for all of us to say hello to new Windows 11. At a virtual event on June 24, Microsoft unveiled “the next generation of Windows,” with some big changes to the long-standing operating system, including its first name change in six years. The announcement comes shortly after Microsoft rolled out the latest version of Windows 10 with May 2021 update.
Windows 11 includes a bunch of new features, which includes downloading and running android apps on your PC. Isn’t that cool?
This updated Start menu is a simplified version of what currently exists in Windows 10, without Live Tiles. It includes pinned apps, recent files, and the ability to quickly shut down or restart Windows 11 devices. It’s really a lot more simplified than what exists in Windows 10 today.
RELEASE DATE OF WINDOWS 11
Windows 11 will be available in July 2021 as public beta. It will begin rolling out in compatible laptops, desktops in holiday season of 2021. According to some rumors it can also arrive as early as in October.
NEW FEATURES INTRODUCED IN WINDOWS 11
- MAC-LIKE INTERFERENCE
Windows 11 is designed very aesthetically with round corners, soft pastel colors and centered start menu.
- VIRTUAL DESKTOP SUPPORT
Now you can set your virtual desktops much better with the help of Windows 11, just like MacOS. Clamping between different desktops for official, personal, business and gaming use.
- XBOX TECH FOR BETTER GAMING
Windows 11 will get certain features found in Xbox consoles, like Auto HDR and Direct Storage, to improve gaming on your Windows PC.
Widgets have been around for a while now. Although it is also available in the Windows 10 but Windows 11 has it’s updated version where you can personalize it the way you want.
- EASIER TRANSITION FROM MONITOR TO LAPTOP, AND BETTER MULTITASKING
The new OS includes features called Snap Groups and Snap Layouts — collections of the apps you’re using at once that sit in the Taskbar, and can come up or be minimized at the same time for easier task switching. They also let you plug and unplug from a monitor more easily without losing where your open windows are located.
WHICH PC WILL SUPPORT WINDOWS 11?
Microsoft released a statement that devices with pre-installed Windows 11 will be launched later this year. Most PCs running Windows 10 that are currently available should also support the Windows 11 upgrade, so long as they run the appropriate specs.
Microsoft had initially released a PC Health Check app to test whether your device could run Windows 11.
WHAT IF YOU WANT TO SWITCH BACK TO PREVIOUS WINDOWS?
If you’re on Windows 10 and want to go back after you upgrade, Microsoft says users will have a 10-day window “where you can move back to Windows 10 while keeping files and data that you brought along with you.” Past that, users have to back up data and perform a “clean install,” which means re-installing Windows 10 from scratch.
WHAT IF I AM HAPPY WITH WINDOWS 11?
There is no rush to switch to Windows 11 as soon as it launched. Microsoft told the source that they will continue supporting it till 2025. So, you guys have plenty of time to make your mind to switch to Windows 11.
WHETHER WINDOWS 10 WAS THE LAST VERSION OF WINDOWS?
Back when Windows 10 was announced, it was going to be the last version of Windows. After that, we’d have Windows as a service, and the plan was to let it evolve over time. In fact, I’m sure Terry Myerson knew that there would have to be a big design overhaul at some point, and he thought that would be a Windows 10 update.
Also, to be clear, a developer evangelist named Jerry Nixon was the only one that actually said that Windows 10 was the last version. Microsoft just sort of didn’t correct it, seemingly confirming Nixon’s remarks. Still, this was absolutely Microsoft’s internal mindset at the time.
Here’s the big issue, though. Everyone that said Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows doesn’t work there anymore. Panes Panay is in charge of Windows now, and he’s something of a showman.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 11 ONCE IT IS AVAILABLE?
Once Windows 11 becomes available, you can download it the same way you download any new version of windows. There is no change in that. Most common way to install which most users do is:
Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click Check for Updates. If available, you’ll see Feature update to Windows 11. Click Download and install.
WILL WINDOWS 11 BE FREE OR NOT?
If you are a windows 10 user then Windows 11 will appear free to you. Otherwise, you will have to pay the charges.