Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 11 has launched worldwide today – though only for certain users.
The new operating system is visibly faster, with a rounder user interface, light and dark modes, and snap layouts and snap groups. This new feature lets users group apps together in the new Start menu, which can then be brought up from the taskbar at the click of a button.
Most obviously, it comes with a new Start menu, which is located right in the middle of the taskbar. Windows 11 also consolidates various Microsoft services, such as Teams replacing Skype, and updates to a dedicated Xbox app for video game streaming.
Live tiles showing widget-like information are now deprecated since Windows 8; Sent instead of a dedicated widget button in the taskbar.
It has also been modernized with new settings menus and options, but the old user interface such as Control Panel still features features that some users may find frustrating in an otherwise sleek operating system.
However, Microsoft says that the rollout of Windows 11 “will be phased and measured”, and “newly eligible devices will be offered the first upgrade” before “in-market devices” based on hardware capability, reliability metrics, device age, and other factors.
In some ways, Microsoft has attempted to make Windows a more open platform – such as the integration of Amazon and potentially other app stores into the newly redesigned Windows Store. Microsoft’s chief product officer for Windows, Panos Panay, told The Granthshala exclusively that “all stores” [and] All apps are welcome on the Microsoft Store” when Windows 11 was first announced.
In other ways, Microsoft is still trying to tighten its control over the operating system. In Windows 11, changing the default browser app – usually from Microsoft Edge to Google Chrome – Works only with respect to a specific file type format unless the user immediately ticks the “Always use this app” button. In Windows 10, however, this can be done much more quickly.
Likewise, the built-in search function on Windows 11 is still tied solely to the Bing search engine, not any of the more popular, or more private, alternatives. This comes as Google claims that “Google” is the most popular search term on Bing. Microsoft declined to comment.
Windows 11 has also not been the smooth upgrade that many would expect. The software giant originally stated that computers running Windows 11 would need a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip. It is a security chip used mostly in professional notebook machines and desktops to store and protect passwords and encryption keys.
However, the decision meant that some of Microsoft’s own computers, including Surface Pro tablets, Surface Hub and Surface Studio, would not be able to run Windows 11. 2013.
However, Microsoft then said that 7th Generation processors could be able to run Windows 11 and introduced a “soft floor” (requirement by which Windows 11 could be installed via ISO), which allowed computers with the older TPM 1.2 chip to be able to run the new operating system. allowed to run.
Unfortunately, Microsoft has stated that unsupported PCs Can’t Receive Windows Updates – Including Security and Driver Updates – and sending Pop-up acknowledgment so users accept that their PC will “no longer be supported” and may void its warranty.
The decision is specifically for workplaces that use older versions of Windows and are unable to update. In 2017, the ransomware Wanna Decryptor caused chaos in hospitals across the UK, where it was discovered that 90 percent of NHS computers run Windows XP, which was released in 2001 and ended official support in 2014. Microsoft has said that Windows 10 will be supported by 2025.
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