- 1 Windows 11: Introduction
- 2 Features of Windows 11
- 3 Comparisons Between Win 8, Win 10 & Windows 11!
- 4 Here’s how you can update to Windows 11!
- 5 Join our Community
Windows 11: Introduction
The hype of Windows 11 has already started as it is a major update since Windows 10, 2015.
It is coming out later this year, on 5th October 2021. Microsoft says it will be available as a free upgrade if you’ve got a Windows 10 PC and new PCs with Windows 11 pre-installed will show up in time for the holidays, too.
Windows 11 features a big redesign along with lots of new features. The entire Windows 11 Operating System has appeared online, completely with a new user interface, start menu, and lots more. It switches up its look with rounded corners, but it also includes a lot of productivity upgrades, including Snap Layouts for running multiple apps at once.
Features of Windows 11
What’s new in Taskbar?
Taskbar has experienced some biggest changes that you may notice. In Windows 11, Microsoft has centered the app icons here, cleaned up the tray area, and included a new Start button and menu. But you can move those back to the left if you prefer, as they are in Windows 10.
Windows meets Android Apps!
Now, this is something Windows users have been waiting for, for years, yes, android apps are coming to Windows 11. You’ll be able to get them through the Microsoft Store, but notably, Microsoft has partnered up with Amazon to bring the Amazon Appstore to the Microsoft Store. That means, there will finally be a touch-friendly Kindle app coming to Windows. It’ll mark another move toward the merging of mobile and laptop devices.
Calculator’s changed too?
The calculator has also received some minor changes in its interface as well as in the backend. It has been rewritten in a programming language called C#. This will allow developers to contribute to the app’s improvements on GitHub.
Regardless of the current Windows theme that you’re using, you can now set the calculator’s theme to dark or light.
In addition to this, with the new Microsoft Windows 11 visual style, the mail and calendar apps have also been upgraded.
Snap Layouts in Win 11!
Windows 11 is bringing us Snap Layouts. This is something cool! In Win 11, you can hover over the maximize button, and you’ll be presented with layout options. One can select one of the tiles in the layouts, and the app will snap to that position on the screen. Since Microsoft has never supported three apps side by side before, it’ll be a major help to the people who use big screens (ultra wide monitors) along with others.
What’s in for Gamers?
The new Windows 11 is good news for gamers. It has improved the Xbox experience. Auto HDR, a feature first included in Xbox Series X|S consoles, and now coming to Windows automatically adds HDR to older games, as one can probably guess from the name.
Another feature coming is Xbox Cloud Gaming that is going to be built-in. It’s going to be part of the Xbox app on Windows 11, although, there’s no reason that the app update shouldn’t come to Windows 10 as well. We’ll have to wait and see if Windows 10 users get the feature.
New to DirectStorage? Here’s What It Does!
DirectStorage is also being borrowed from the company’s latest consoles. The condition is that one would be required with “DirectStorage Optimized” PC for this one. It’s going to allow for super-fast loading times and better performance.
Comparisons Between Win 8, Win 10 & Windows 11!
Windows 11 brings a lot more than just design changes. Let me throw some light on what’s changed from win 8, 10 to Windows 11.
From WIN 8 to 11!
Windows has been focused on sharp corners ever since Windows 8, and those squared-off tiles made their way into Windows 10 as well. In Windows 11 we can see the corners rounded. Also, we’ll get to see some visual differences from Windows 10.
Windows 10 issues solved in 11!
In Windows 10, it was harder to set up virtual desktops whereas this time in Windows 11 operating system it is much easier to toggle between multiple desktops at once for school, personal, professional or gaming use.
Here’s how you can update to Windows 11!
Once Windows 11 becomes generally available, you’ll download it the same way you would any new version of Windows. Most users will go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click Check for Updates. If available, you’ll see the Feature update to Windows 11. Click Download and install. We are so looking forward to Windows 11 as it is expected to release next month.
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