Windows 11 review: A Subtle but Good Upgrade to Microsoft’s OS

Microsoft finally made Windows 11 available today as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. If you use Windows 8, you first have to upgrade it to Windows 10 for free, and then you proceed to upgrade to Windows 11. Let me stop you just for a moment, don’t switch to the new OS until we talk about what’s good about it and what is bad. 

When we talk about new operating systems, whether it is iOS on your iPhone or Google’s Wear OS on your smartwatch, we expect them to improve in quality than their predecessor massively. Don’t get me wrong; Windows 11 is pretty solid; however, it isn’t the generational leap Microsoft was hoping for. Maybe it feels that way because the jump from Windows 8 to Windows 10 was ginormous. Hey! They skipped two numbers; that is at least something. Jokes aside, Windows 10 got favorable reviews since the start from both the experts and normal users and has remained so precisely because it got out of your way instead of forcing ideas on you.

Who Will Be Able To Get The Windows 11?

Windows 11 seems to have a little narrow list of compatible devices. The base requirements are 4GB of memory, a 64-bit processor, 64GB of storage, UEFI secure boot, and TPM (trusted platform module) 2.0. The last part is a little problematic for some users, especially lower-priced laptops. Also, if your CPU is older than a seventh-gen Intel Core series–we are up to 11th generation now– you may have some trouble. 

Visual Cues 

The number one thing that stands out about Windows 11 is the new positions of the taskbar and start menu. Windows 11 placed the start menu and taskbar centered bottom of the screen, unlike the previous left-aligned format. Of course, there are upgrades throughout; however, this is more of a statement piece. Microsoft is trying to convey a sense of change in the overall Windows UI. 

Android Overload

Some say copying, others call it sustaining market share, but whatever you may call it, your laptops can now run any and all Android applications on your Windows 11. Microsoft took the Chromebook formula and implemented it. I believe this is their effort to further strengthen the bond between Android and PC users, kind of like Macs and iPhones. The feature isn’t included in the launch version, and it will be integrated sometime in the near future. 

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Mohammad Ibrahim
Ibrahim is a passionate writer and tech-savvy. His craving for the latest tech releases and news, combined with a charm to put sentences together, strives for more than just viewer engagement.

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