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Monday, July 5, 2021

Know about Windows 11

Remember that how windows 10 would be the last version of windows ever?? Well it's not going to happen.

This is Sudarshan here and I will share some interest facts to keep you updated with ongoing technology.

The next version of Windows will be gracing us with its presence once the 2021 holiday season rolls around and yes it will be a free upgrade called Windows 11. But are the changes actually big enough to justify Microsoft calling it a whole new version instead of just another update to Windows 10? well the first thing you'll notice immediately are the visual changes, so let's start by talking about those.

Windows 11: The Taskbar.

Windows 11: The Taskbar.

Taskbar has gotten a facelift with icons now clustered in the center by default rather than off to the left similar to what you'd see on Mac OS, it's a little contrasting but given how taskbar icons have been just squares for over a decade now instead of the big rectangles we had with Windows XP the move does make some sense and should be a little easier to deal with for ultrawide users as well, there are also rounded corners, even on the logo kind of similar of aero glass from Windows 7 as well, as redesigned icons and animations which Microsoft says are designed to feel more real and contextual to the user. Looks like they took a page out of Google's Material Design philosophy and you can feel their elegance.

Windows 11: Snap layouts

Windows 11: Snap layouts

Probably the biggest visual change is snap layouts which will automatically suggest snap presets to manage all the windows you have open and it's supposed to be based on your actual hardware which is great news for folks who don't happen to be rocking a standard screen, window auto saves any layout that you're using so you can quickly go back to it if you're interrupted or if you unplug and reconnect the second monitor which is a much-needed feature.

Windows 11: Widgets and Android apps

Widgets and Android apps

So, Microsoft is also trying to make windows more phone like in a couple of ways.

1. They want it to be easier for users to get current information so widgets have been reanimated from the dead but in their own window which also includes a newsfeed that's kind of like what you'd get in the Google app in Android.

2. One of the biggest changes is that windows 11 will feature Android apps in the Microsoft Store through Amazon could, they're going to run on windows natively so hopefully they won't have the same issues that users have experienced trying to get Android apps to run using third party solutions or on Chromebooks.

Windows 11: Tablet mode

Windows 11: Tablet mode

What if you already use windows mostly on a touch device like a tablet well Microsoft has added little tweaks to make tapping and swiping easier including more space around taskbar icons when you're in tablet mode a swipeable keyboard with SwiftKey like text entry and emoji and auto vertical windows stacking when you turn your tablet to portrait mode

Windows 11: Voice recognition and Gaming

Windows 11: Voice recognition and Gaming

There's enhanced voice recognition and auto punctuation if you want to go totally hands free there's also a renewed focus on gaming which shouldn't be surprising given how Microsoft has been trying to unify the Xbox and PC ecosystems for a few years now, windows 11 features a couple of tricks taken right from the Xbox, the first of which is auto HDR, Microsoft says that over 1000 games will be automatically enhanced with HDR requiring no additional work from either the player or the developer. The other big ticket gaming feature is direct storage which allows your graphics card to directly access the data it needs from your ambient SSD instead of having to go back through the CPU, this should significantly cut down on load times when starting up the game or loading a new level with supported games and underlying all of this are the usual performance improvements including with Windows Update.

Microsoft says updates are now 40% smaller and the OS will only get one major feature update a year instead of two so hopefully you won't have your system slowing down or getting interrupted as often.

So what do you guys think of the changes let us know in the comments, as for me I just hope windows 11 has fewer glitches then Microsoft's lunch event did.

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