Microsoft has released Windows 11. Microsoft has launched Windows 11 as the new Windows operating system after almost 6 years.
The company has touted this version as the ‘next generation’ of Windows, with new designs and updated features. New boot screens and startup sound, start menus and upgraded widgets have been added to the operating system.
In Windows 11, High Cortana’s welcome screen and live tiles have been removed. This is the most notable change in Windows 11. It has a new user interface.
Users will get a new and sophisticated experience from the very beginning in this operating system. Starting with a fresh setup screen, the operating system provides a variety of Windows elements to give each screen a new experience.
In it you can see the Start menu in the middle of the screen, which is intended to provide a modern experience.
Previously, the Start menu appeared on the left side of the screen. The default icons of Windows like Edge, File Explorer along with the Start menu can also be seen in the center of the screen.
This new change makes Windows 11 more familiar to people who use Mac OS or Chrome OS. However, you can change the position of the Start menu, that is, if you want to bring the Start menu to the left.
Windows 11 comes with fresh startup sound, new sound and alerts. Also you can find new themes, new wallpapers and improved dark mode.
Windows 11 also includes updated widgets. Widgets can be brought forward by swiping from the left side of the screen or placed in full screen, It has the option to rearrange or resize the widget according to your preferences. You can easily add or remove widgets.
The ‘Maximize’ button for a multitasking experience lets you split active screens, a feature Microsoft calls a ‘snap layout’.
In addition, Microsoft is improving support for multi-monitors and making it easier for users to work on virtual desktops. You can now use custom wallpapers for easy access to Windows 11 for each of your virtual desktops.ad space
Windows 11 also comes with an improved touch keyboard, which includes Tenor’s GIF integration. There are also preloaded virtual keyboards, which can be placed anywhere on the screen.
The system has voice dictation support for the users. It also features voice typing and voice commands to make typing easier.
Microsoft has also expanded performance for Chromium-based browsers. New features have also been introduced for Microsoft Edge, including improved support for accessing multiple tabs. Windows 11 comes with Edge Browser Vertic Tab support.
There is also Auto HDR, DirectX12 Ultimate support for PC gamers. Also included is X-Cloud Integration for Cloud Gaming.
Microsoft’s preloaded app store ‘Microsoft Store’ also features new search capabilities and improved design, which is said to help the app developer gain more access. Microsoft has given app developers the opportunity to put their products in the store without taking any commission.ad space
Microsoft Store has integrated the Amazon Appstore with the aim of helping Windows 11 users get the Android app directly on their computer.
Windows 11 will initially be available to Windows Insider members next week for testing purposes. It will also be available as a free upgrade to Windows 10 users and will come pre-installed on new PC.
Microsoft has also released a PC Health Check app, which helps users check if their Windows 10 PC is eligible for upgrades.
Windows 11 has just been announced with various new features. If you are a Windows user, you may be hesitant to use it.
If you want to install the original version of the new Windows, Microsoft has said that it will share it through its Windows Insider program from next week.
If you want to use it in an early version of Windows, you can add it to the Windows Insider program by clicking here. After clicking on the link, and sign in with a Microsoft account and create Microsoft account.
You can go to Windows.com and download the PC Health Check app to see if Windows 11 can be upgraded for free on your current Windows 10 computer.
Even if you are told ‘You can’t install Windows 11’, you may need to check BIOS. But if you want to wait, Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be a free upgrade to Windows 11 from next Christmas. It will continue till June 2022.