Windows 11 is here, is this what we wanted?

Jun 26, 2021, 9:56 PM EDT
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Windows 11

Microsoft announced its next version of Windows operating systems by introducing Windows 11. Microsoft’s new Windows 11 looks fresh, clean, and beautiful with revamps the Start button and taskbar, font and icon, and everything as we expect to see after Windows 7. In Windows 11, Microsoft placed the legendary Start button in the center so that apps or other tasks could be found quickly, and this looks similar to the Dock in macOS.

Windows 11 is here, is this what we wanted?
All-new start menu and Start button at the center of the bottom (Image credit: Microsoft, Windows)

When it comes to themes, Windows 11 also have light and dark mode like Windows 10 which changes the background and the desktop and folders. Windows 11 also introduces Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Desktops to multitasking powerful workflow with ease, this will help you stay organized your windows and optimize your screen.

Windows 11 is here, is this what we wanted?
Multitasking made easier (Image credit: Microsoft, Windows)

Windows 11 completely redesigned the Windows Store experience, now all the applications you can install on your computer and look very similar to the Mac App Store. When it comes to the commission on sales, unlike Apple, Microsoft will not be generating any commission on sales, which means 100% of the commission will go to developers.

Windows 11 is here, is this what we wanted?
All-new Windows Store look (Image credit: Microsoft, Windows)

During the Windows 11 live event, Microsoft announced compatibility with Android applications, which can be installed and run on Windows 11 computers, as well as you can now able download apps from the Amazon App Store in a partnership with Amazon and Intel using Intel Bridge technology. Windows 11 also introduces macOS style Widgets, but the only difference is Windows take it on left instead of right on Mac.

Windows 11 is here, is this what we wanted?
(Image credit: Microsoft, Windows)
Windows 11 is here, is this what we wanted?
Introducing Widgets in Windows 11 (Image credit: Microsoft, Windows)

Microsoft introduces Chat from Microsoft Teams integrated into the taskbar for Windows 11, where you can instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video will your contact, and this will sync across devices.

Windows 11 is here, is this what we wanted?
(Image credit: Microsoft, Windows)

As per the gaming point of view, Windows 11 also take advantage of gaming technology like DirectX 12 Ultimate which gives higher refresh rates, DirectStorage for faster load times and more detailed game worlds; and Auto HDR for a wider, more vivid range of colors for a truly captivating visual experience.


Windows 11 Availability

Windows 11 will be available via Windows update for free this holiday for new and eligible Windows 10 PCs with specific system requirements for Windows 11. See the minimum system requirements for Windows 11:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC), see the full list of supported processors.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
  • Display: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel

See Windows 11 in action:

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