Everything you need to know about Windows 11 | Where are the TABS?!
Just revealed … well, definitely not all of the details, but some key details, including many things that could not be gleamed from the leaked build.. In case you missed it. A leaked build of quotWindows 11quot surfaced not long after Microsoft announced their event to showcase quotwhat’s next for Windowsquot featuring some minor UI changes, but overall, nothing significantly different from Windows 10.. This, however, was a very early and incomplete internal, build, not a tech preview or anything like that. I’m EposVox, the stream professor. And what should YOU? The end user know about Windows. 11 Let’s take a look.. The presentation itself was weirdly, overly emotional, full of dramatic pauses and tons of emphasis on things that weren’t technology.. So much specifically chosen rhetoric was used to put the spotlight on how you should quotalways know our way, aroundquot how Windows, quotshould feel familiar and securequot, and so on, which is kind of amusing. Given that they’re changing the UI again. Windows, 11 visually appears to be the ultimate unified Windows dream that Microsoft wanted for Windows 10.. This combines ideas that they’ve had for Windows 8 and the original Surface tablets. The never released Windows 10X tablet interface. The multiple attempts at a quottablet modequot for Windows, 10 itself and Windows, Vista …, oddly enough., So much Aero, Glass everywhere.. The goal is to have the user interface, be super useful and adaptive for keyboard and mouse use, touch and handwriting. They’re really proud of their return.
To the Aero Glass, look the rounded corners, transparent, blurs and smooth animations and transitions. In terms of using this new quotbeautiful masterpiecequot of an OS as they would have. You believe some UI tweaks have been made to help make you more efficient. There’s a huge focus on productivity and quotpicking up where you left offquot for hybrid setups, involving laptops docked at secondary monitors, convertible tablet, laptops and even file syncing from your phone., The new Start Menu is centered by default, though you can left align it if you’d like and is supposed to more quickly deliver what they think. You want to access. First. It’s a quotcloud poweredquot Start Menu, …, which, if the absolutely unusable search capabilities of the Windows 10 Start Menu compared to every other version of Windows or other OS on the planet, is anything to go by. … could be bad. Window. Snapping gets an upgrade here as well.. A UI element has been added to the Window Decorations in the top right hand, corner of windows to allow you to more easily arrange and align windows. How you’d like much, how Powertoys or DisplayFusion, would let you and create specific groups of windows.? They didn’t show this, but this will be immensely valuable for ultrawide users. Specifically. You’re also able to focus on a particular app maximizing it or whatnot, and then return to the original window arrangement or Snap Group through extra taskbar hover options as well, which is insanely powerful.
. This will be super useful for me for sure., Plus your window arrangements. When using a secondary display with a laptop for instance, will be remembered when you disconnect that display to take the laptop with you and come back up when you plug it back in., Who knows how reliable this will be, but sounds pretty handy for that specific user.. This combines with an update to the virtual desktop functionality, allowing you to create quotas, many as you needquot, and allowing you to set custom wallpapers for each virtual desktop. So you can truly separate and identify different workspaces.. I think most people prefer to keep their RAM available. Rather than have literally everything open, especially on slower machines, but power users who keep a bajillion windows and Chrome tabs open, like myself, might actually get some use out of this. Microsoft Edge gets the ability to display your list of tabs in a vertical list. Too. There’s also a new Widget Feed, similar to what they’ve been experimenting with in Insider builds of Windows. 10.. This allows you to swipe from the edge to bring up a pane with an AI and manual input. Curated feed of quothelpful informationquot such as weather, news stocks, etc. And probably ads. They’re, probably gathering a ton of data here to fill it with ads later.. Hopefully there is a fair bit of customizability for it, though, as the experimental Windows 10 feature just kinda resets everything. After you change it., You know what else involves ads THIS ad for my merch We’ve got an awesome desk, mat, enamel, pin and stickers in a slick, 80s and 90s.
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.. but said they’re 40, smaller and more efficient as they download in the background which they’ve always done, but okay. Supposedly CPU resource usage is more efficient, allowing laptops to use less battery.. It was also claimed that Windows 11 is the quotmost secure Windows yetquot, which is one of those claims that you hope to hell, is true, because why would you release a new operating system, that’s less secure than your last? It was also said that quotGamers Windows 11 is made for youquot, but MOST of the things discussed already exist. Like GamePass., BUT it does appear that AutoHDR is becoming the norm for Windows 11, with gt1000 games getting auto enhanced, which is impressive.. This happens via DirectX and shouldn’t require additional patches directly from developers. It’s worth noting that, while it’s hilarious to use a 10 year old game as your example, the comparisons aren’t going to look right in a SDR stream. So comparisons are kind of moot.. Directstorage was teased again, which won’t make an appearance immediately, but could be huge down the road.. This allows your graphics card to more efficiently and quickly load data from really fast NVMe SSDs to allow for game changing results like the dimension shifting in Ratchet and Clank Rift. Apart. Microsoft also announced the GDK an open Game Development Kit that allows EASY cross platform development across Windows and Xbox., Plus they’ve integrated, AMD’s, FSR or FidelityFX Super Resolution upscaling tech right into it.. This runs on any GPU, even non AMD ones and doesn’t perform quite as well as DLSS just yet, but allows games to get a performance boost without sacrificing quite as much quality and now there’s, virtually no excuse for games to not ship with it.
Plus. It may appear on Xbox as well. Now, though, the usual TAA or Dynamic Resolution Scaling methods used for consoles generally will do better here. For video chatting Microsoft Teams is getting more deeply integrated into Windows, allowing for anyone to freely and easily connect with friends and family across any device. For the people who Keep asking quotWhat about Skypequot Microsoft, acquired Skype, basically to integrate its tech into Teams. Teams, relies a TON on Skype tech and will probably replace Skype. Long term. Microsoft just has to get over the branding hurdle of Teams being viewed as a workplace tool, also competing with quotSkype for Businessquot … heh., But that’s their own problem.. The Windows Store is getting a facelift, as we were told about allowing users to easily find streaming media across any streaming service, which is neat.. The whole Store. Experience is supposed to be way easier to use.. On the back end, MAJOR things are coming. They’re, making it so software and content developers can list their programs in the Windows Store, whether it’s a PWA, app UWP, app or normal Win32 code.. Even better, a big focus on allowing developers to monetize is here in a way that, from what I can tell is a HUGE deal, especially in the context of the Epic v Apple lawsuit.. Microsoft wants to make it easy for developers to earn money through the Windows Store, with revenue sharing, with the drop to taking a lower cut that we knew about already OR if the developer brings their own revenue engine.
They can keep 100 of the revenue.. No extra cut off the top.. This is big. They’ve, also partnered, with Adobe, to demonstrate this and bring the Creative Cloud suite to Windows, Store. Finally., Even better for users. Android apps are coming At long last. Using quotIntel Bridge Technologyquot, which will work on any x86 CPU AMD or Intel or otherwise. Android apps can behave similarly to Windows apps directly on the desktop, even getting support for the new Window Snapping.. This is pretty neat. It’s still going to be emulated in some degree, but should make tools like BlueStacks or Nox, neither of which are an enjoyable experience anyway. Unnecessary. We’ll see how gaming performance holds up though., The only caveat being a really strange and off putting partnership with Amazon. The Amazon App Store, which I didn’t even know, still existed. Post Fire Phone is being added to the Windows Store., So you first have to sign into your Microsoft account access the Windows Store then have and sign in with an Amazon account to download Android apps., While the workflow and even searching for apps will all be seamless. Once you’re set up privacy concerns are everywhere with this. Plus there may be apps that simply aren’t available via the Amazon App Store.. Hopefully, smart people will rig up ways to side load APKs before too long.. The event ends with some strange quotes, like quotThere, is no personal computing without Personal agencyquot and quotPersonal computing requires choicequot and wanting users to be quotempowered to choose the applications.
We run the content we consume the way we allocate our attentionquot, which are some really bizarre claims in the face of a HUGE push for AI curated feeds and much removal of personal agency., So uhh yikes. For final details. Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade from Windows 10. This holiday and start shipping on PCs, this holiday as well.. This means, in all likelihood, your Windows, 7 and 8 keys will also continue to work for activating Windows. 11. Experimental Insider builds will start becoming available next week and there is a tool available to check to see if your PC is compatible. BUT there’s. A weird thing with this. Windows 11 requires TPM, which is a relatively new security module. Most, if not all, PCs ship. With this disabled. Older, PCs may not have this at all, but may or may not have a place for you to connect a physical TPM module to it., Either way. You’Ll probably be told your PC isn’t, ready for Windows 11 without enabling this. In BIOS it’s, usually called fTPM or PTT on Intel., Often in the Secure Boot section of BIOS., Enabling this should get you the all clear to upgrade. If your motherboard supports it., I expect a lot of issues to crop up over this decision however.. It may also be possible that they don’t require this for upgrades, since it isn’t currently enabled for … just about anyone, but will require it for new machines.
Shipping with it. We’ll see. Also, this could completely rule out ANY Apple, computer, Intel or otherwise, from running Windows 11, which is uhh something.. Also. As a final compatibility note, Windows 11 will only run on 64 bit CPUs. They’re, not phasing out 32 bit apps like MacOS did yet, but older 32 bit only CPUs will not be able to run it. Honestly those likely barely work anymore for modern tasks or applications. Anyway. Just keep in mind in case your grandma wants Windows, 11 or something. That’s unlikely, but you never know. Overall, I’m, quite happy with what’s going on here with Windows 11.. I understand the desire for there to have been quotmorequot to show. But realistically this was the 21H2 update for Windows 10. They had been planning packaged up as an opportunity to start anew with major changes and a new outlook. We’ll, see in time if it plays out like every other alternate Windows, release does., Hopefully it’s, not another Vista or 8.. I honestly think it would have made way more since to launch at least the beta builds alongside this event, rather than having it so detached but alas.. What are your thoughts on Windows? 11, Join us on Discord to discuss., Hit the like button and subscribe for more tech. Education. Just like this and go get some of that sweet, sweet merch before it’s gone.