Why You Should Skip Windows 11 (for now)
. Id recommend that you choose. The latter for several reasons. Normally feature updates, are a no brainer. Updating your PC from one Windows, 10 update to another typically offers your PC security updates, bug, fixes and new features justifying the update. Consumers. Dont really have the freedom to opt out of an update, either in the words of one Marvel. Supervillain theyre, inevitable. Windows 11 offers you something closer to a true choice.. Microsoft says that it will support Windows 10 until 2025, allowing consumers the option to remain on Windows. 10, for a few more years before the current operating system, finally, exits Microsofts support window.. This all leads to the question: should you upgrade to Windows 11? My answer is no not yet and Im going to briefly explain. Why. Id also encourage you to read the full review of Windows 11 on PCWorld.com., Knowing your way around an operating system or a supermarket or a cars engine matters, especially if you can instinctively navigate through it. Windows, 11 offers the same Taskbar and Start menu and File Explorer as Windows 10, but with unfamiliar layouts icons and navigation., You simply wont be as efficient as you will within Windows 10 until you learn the ins and outs of the OS.. This also matters in such mundane apps as File Explorer. Microsofts navigation system for performing such basic tasks, as renaming files has been replaced by obtuse icons that simply arent as memorable as Microsoft. Probably hopes that theyll be.
Microsoft has every right to rework and update Windows. But if you have to devote conscious thought to how to do something, youre justified in wondering if changes were made just for the sake of change. Windows, 11 is usable in its present form without a doubt.. But there are little issues throughout the OS which will certainly irritate new users., Take the Taskbar and the Start menu, which are both less functional than in Windows. 10. Windows. 11S Taskbar is dynamically centered, which pushes the Start, menu icon further and further left as more apps are opened., The Taskbar cant be resized or moved, and users cant replace the icons with labels, as you can with Window 10., When you install new apps, you can pin Them to the Taskbar, but not directly, to Start those apps appear in the All apps menu within Start, where they can then be pinned to the main Start. Menu. Did we mention the Taskbars, weird badging system Or the Notifications calendar that doesnt do anything but sit there. Its all a headache for new users. Familiarity and features go hand in hand.. If Windows 11 offered additional capabilities, learning its quirks would be justified., But we think that most users will simply find the more familiar Windows 10 environment to be more productive too. For a certain class of users, PC gamers DirectStorage could be the biggest selling point of Windows. 11., We also think that many Windows – 11 users will also be tickled to discover that they can run smartphone style, Android apps on the Windows 11 desktop.
, But neither capability will be available at launch. DirectStorage. The foundation of the Quick Resume capability on the Xbox Series X will probably eliminate the need to launch a game and wade through splash screens menus and other time wasting cruft. Thats. What Quick Resume does on the Xbox and its a literal game changer., But DirectStorage also requires at least a PCI Express, Gen, 3 SSD of at least a terabyte or more. It requires game developers to specifically design games for the DirectStorage SDK and we dont have the games quite yet.. Finally, to be honest, we really dont know exactly how it will work within Windows.. Meanwhile, the state of Android apps within Windows is more straightforward. They just arent ready. If two of the biggest Windows 11 features wont be available at launch. Why bother upgrading New operating systems contain new code and new code means bugs. Ive seen Edge, fill up the entire screen covering the taskbar. Ive, seen bugs blank the Widgets windows and prevent users from typing within fields within Windows, 11 Mail.. It was rare, but a bug in an earlier Windows, 10 feature updates, actually deleted user data.. It seems fairly clear that Windows 11 will ship with some bugs obvious or not.. Why live with them? Just wait it out for a while instead. Lets make one thing clear: Opting out of Windows 11 for now doesnt mean that your choice to upgrade goes away. For one thing remember how hard Microsoft pushed users to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows.
10 Wed be shocked. If Microsoft didnt er encourage users as enthusiastically as it did before, all in the service of upgrading to Windows 11., We simply cant. Imagine that youll lose the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 11 ever.. There will be a tipping point. At some time in the future. Microsoft will ship Windows, 11s flagship features fix most of its bugs and hopefully respond to user requests to polish, its user interface and features… I cant say when that might be, but PCWorld will weigh in when I think that its time to upgrade. For now, however, I would recommend that most Windows, 10 users simply opt out and wait to move to Windows 11., Most not all If you enjoy working within Microsofts most modern environment Id encourage you to upgrade. Users who want to experience, features like AutoHDR or like what Microsoft is doing with Windows. 11S Widgets should give it a try.. After all, you should have a short period of time to roll back to Windows. 10. Windows. 11 still is the future of Windows. For many Windows, 10 users, though I say that the future can wait. For news how tos and the full review of Windows 11 check out PCWorld.com. For tips, tricks, reviews and unboxings.