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Windows 11 unveiled: UI completely redesigned, free for Windows 10 users

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 24 Jun 2021 12:48 User comments (11)

Windows 11 unveiled: UI completely redesigned, free for Windows 10 users Microsoft finally unveiled its latest operating system, Windows 11, today. The user interface has been completely redesgined, but other major changes occurred, too.
Most visibily, the taskbar of Windows 11 looks totally different from anything we've seen in Windows. It is actually taken mostly from abandoned Windows 10X operating system project that Microsoft had in its plans for light-weight computers. As 10X was eventually scrapped, the UX changes of it made their way to new Windows 11.

Windows 11 start menu


Windows 11 Start menu




One of the most significant changes is the fact that Windows 11 wont support 32-bit CPUs anymore: it is 64-bit only. The entire minimum requirement sheet is:
  • 64-bit CPU, with minimum of 1GHz
  • at least two CPU cores
  • 64GB of storage
  • 4GB of RAM
  • UEFI-compatible BIOS and motherboard
  • at least 9" display, with 1366x768 resolution or better
  • DirectX 12 compatible graphics


The new operating system will be completely free for existing Windows 10 users. The update will start rolling out to consumer PCs in fall 2021, but Windows Insider beta testers can download the pre-release version on early next week.

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11 user comments

124.6.2021 14:56

I am genuinely excited!


:/

224.6.2021 15:33

Oh look, OS-X
Well, at least there's colors and gradients in the GUI again.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jun 2021 @ 3:35

329.6.2021 11:58

Yet, another piece of garbage from Microcrap!
Windoze 10 never got properly fixed. Looks like they gave up on it,
and are giving 11 away to Win 10 users (suckers). As far as I'm concerned, they can shove it where the sun don't shine!!!

I still have and often use my old Win XP desktop. It actually runs
faster than my Win 10 3 year old desktop. Go figure.

412.7.2021 21:56

and with TPM 2.0

513.7.2021 10:24

I am genuinely excited! ??? You gotta be kidding!!!

Microcrap should first fix WIN 10 before coming out with yet another
piece of garbage!

614.7.2021 10:43

Actually Windows 11 was beautiful(but not VERY useful). Microsoft should update the UI of WIndows so it will only look better:)

725.7.2021 17:17

The Windows update nobody wanted or asked for. Some [insert abuse word here] trying to make a name for themselves or justify a stupidly large salary.

Also, for the love of God stop moving things around in office 365 admin.

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

826.7.2021 23:28

finally Microhard canceled the need of TPM 2.0 in Windows 11(it sounds ridiculous, because Microhard always put users' security in the front place)

926.7.2021 23:37

Your article is very good.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Jul 2021 @ 11:41

1010.8.2021 22:24

Meh.

First off Windows 10 is fine; it's FASTER by far than XP (and can handle RAM and storage media that would simply melt XP into a pile of quivering bytes) and Windows 7, no matter what people care to insist, FAR more stable than XP, and somewhat more stable than 7. Yes, really; I've seen the benchmarks and ran them myself, as well.

That's ONLY if, however, you make all the necessary changes to turn off telemetry, pith Cortana, and a lot of other things (such as retaking control of updates). Before then, yeah, 10 is crap ^^' .

My main problem with 11, is that it's a very obvious attempt to remove even more user control, in favor of an Apple-style model, and I simply won't tolerate that.

1112.8.2021 12:10

Not much we can do about it I guess... Maybe there will be a PowerUsers pack to give back some control/customization. Base OS for the general user, add-on pack for those want the power to break things XD.


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