It’s time for a makeover
Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system. Developed by Microsoft, this beta version is the successor to Windows 10 and brings in a more refined interface appearance, as well as numerous tune-ups to existing features. You typically get an ISO file for this if you don’t download it directly from your Windows system.
Despite having a whole number to its name, Windows 11 can feel more like a utility to upgrade your current Windows OS than an actual version. However, it’s still distinct enough that you can differentiate it from previous releases.
Simple and straightforward
Microsoft Windows—commonly referred to simply as “Windows”—is a group of several proprietary graphical operating system families developed and marketed by Microsoft. Each family or trademark caters to a certain sector of the computing industry. Some of these include the main Windows OS, Windows Server, and the lightweight Windows PE. While others are eventually discontinued, the main operating system that most of the world uses still gets new versions.
After the 2015 Windows 10 operating system comes Windows 11, which visibly gives the familiar Windows user interface a new makeover. The taskbar icons are now set to be centered by default—although you can revert to the original left-aligned taskbar any time. The Start menu has a revamped appearance, with its rounded corners and new icons. The UI looks more compact and modern—prioritizing simplicity in its design.
Aside from graphical appearances, this version has new animations and gestures for window controls, app integration for Xbox services and the ability to sideload Android apps, and more support for virtual desktops. The latter comes in the form of three new features: the ability to reorder them, background customization, and support for multi-monitor setups. However, while these all sound promising, they actually feel more like overdue optimizations for Windows 10.
Changes seem only on the surface
All in all, Windows 11 is a great update to any user of whatever Windows version they currently have. While the added features aren’t as big as some that have been introduced in past releases, the new look it grants your interface and the added support for existing features still do make it stand out. It’s a highly recommended version for any Windows user—whether old or new.