Microsoft officially launched their newest operating system Windows 11. Windows 11 is the latest version of the successor to the previous version of Windows 10.
Windows 11 can later be downloaded for free for Windows 10 license owners when it is available. Windows 11 is equipped with some of the latest features, such as a fresh interface design, the presence of various widgets, to the ability to run Android applications without the need for an emulator.
There are some excellent features of windows 11.
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Have a new fresh design interface.
The biggest change in Windows 11 is the appearance of the interface where Microsoft has moved the icons to the taskbar and Start menu. Menus in Windows 11 are moved to the center of the screen much like on the macOS dock or ChromeOS. On the left also looks clean, and on the right there are still icons that display information such as clock, connectivity and battery status. The icon design on Windows 11 is also fresh, transparent, and looks more modern and minimalist.
Easy multitask snap.
Windows 11 also has a Snap Layout feature that will help users who are accustomed to working by opening multiple application windows at once for multitasking. Snap Layout in Windows 11 brings a number of new arrangement options, such as placing three application windows side by side on one screen, which displays one large window with two smaller windows beside it, by using the snap feature which is very useful and easy to use and much more.
Android apps coming to Windows 11
Windows 11 can run Android applications without the need for an emulator, which is the most interesting feature in Windows 11. Various Android applications can be found on the Microsoft Store and downloaded via the Amazon App Store. With the ability to run Android applications through the “Intel Bridge” compiler that is compatible with processors from both AMD and Intel.
New ways to connect with Teams
Connect instantly to the people you care about right from your desktop with Microsoft Teams. Call or chat for free no matter what device they’re on. Windows 11 will integrate with Teams, Microsoft’s own messaging and video conferencing tool. Teams is a cross-platform application that can be accessed on Android or iOS as well as Windows.
Minimum system requirements
These are the basic requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC. If your device does not meet these requirements, you may not be able to install Windows 11 on your device and might want to consider purchasing a new PC. If you are unsure whether your PC meets these requirements, you can check with your PC Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or, if your device is already running Windows 10, you can use the PC Health Check app to assess compatibility.
|Processor:||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)|
|RAM:||4 gigabyte (GB)|
|Storage:||64 GB or larger storage device
Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.
|System firmware:||UEFI, Secure Boot capable|
|TPM:||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0|
|Graphics card:||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver|
|Display:||High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel|
|Internet connection and Microsoft accounts:||Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use.
Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.
For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.
Disadvantages of Windows 11
Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will support Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake or Zen 2 CPUs and higher. That means it will leave behind millions of PCs sold during the launch of Windows 10.
Microsoft is trying to explain its hardware requirements again and it looks like the main driver behind this change is security. Adding to Microsoft’s hardware requirements is a push to enable a more modern BIOS (UEFI) that supports features like Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.
However, it seems that Windows 10 users will have to wait a little longer to get Windows 11 updates for free, at least until mid-2022 if they wait for automatic updates from Microsoft.
The reason is, the gradual upgrade of Windows 11 for current Windows 10 users will only start in early 2022. Meanwhile, in the initial release starting at the end of this year, it seems that it is only devoted to the latest personal computers (PCs). This was revealed from the Windows chirp on its official Twitter account. “Windows 11 will be released later in 2021 and will ship in stages over several months. Windows 11 upgrades for Windows 10 devices used today, will start in 2022 through the first half of the year,” Windows tweeted.