After many rumors and leaks of all kinds, Microsoft officially presented its next operating system on Thursday, June 24th, 2021. Here’s what we could see and what we should remember.
See also: Windows 11: A leak reveals the new interface
While we all thought Windows 10 was just getting a visual makeover and would live for many years to come, we learned that Microsoft wanted to do it differently. In fact, the OS’s big ball will restart and Windows 11 is being announced with a lot of noise (or not).
A more accessible visual makeover
One of the most important changes compared to Windows 10 and obviously is the complete visual overhaul that comes close to understanding macOS in its various menus and submenus. Particularly noteworthy are the better transitions between the individual menus, a modernized, more transparent surface and, as it should be, a darker mode.
The big news besides the user interface is the speed. Microsoft promises more speed for all applications, both when opening and when using the classic Internet. Updates will also be lighter and smaller to avoid the Windows 10 effect with updates that can take over an hour to complete.
A working operating system (like Apple)
Microsoft wants to make its operating system more useful to employees in order to increase overall productivity. So it is possible to select multiple layouts for the windows, create window groups etc. Multitches is clearly one of the big improvements of Windows 11.
Teams to chat
Microsoft Teams is also updating itself with the rest, and for the occasion, is also offering a new user interface that is more accessible to ordinary people. At some point the software should surely replace Skype (it’s not exact, but it’s clear what’s implied). The competition with FaceTime will be fierce.
Tactile or not tactile?
Windows 11 seems to be an operating system that is also very well optimized for the touch format, especially with a brand new built-in keyboard inspired by Android, built-in smiley face, etc.
Windows 11 includes a graphical interface to improve the integration of all kinds of widgets such as weather, news, finance, etc. Everything can be customized and cus tomized according to the user’s taste, giving priority to the main interests.
Windows 11, for us gamers
The part we’re waiting for concerns the video game and Windows 11 doesn’t seem to be outdone as a PC with Windows 11 supports Auto HDR like the Xbox series. On the other hand, the publisher takes the opportunity to unveil the Xbox Game Pass, with cross-play and cross-save on the program.
Faster games? Yes, especially with a latest generation NVMe SSD and the appropriate drivers, Windows 11 can load new games faster thanks to a technology called DirectStorage, which is already part of Xbox technology.
Windows 11 will continue to be compatible with more and more devices, especially anything Xbox related.
Android applications directly on the PC
This comes as no surprise as it has been leaking for a long time, but Android applications will be accessible directly from the system tray on the PC. Microsoft cited the example of Tiktok during the conference. So you can see teenagers dancing right on Windows, progress is in progress.
Microsoft has officially announced that the move from Windows 10 to Windows 11 will be completely free. Just as Windows 10 was free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.