What We (Not) Have Been Waiting For For 6 Years: Microsoft Officially Unveils Windows 11

Microsoft hosted a special event today to unveil a new operating system

Windows 11.They say that this is one of the largest updates in the last 10 years, even though Windows 10 was released only 6 years ago - in 2015. By the way, for many users this is a small and too early date - these are not annual updates to Android or iOS.

What's new

The new operating system relies on moresimple interface and improved performance. It runs faster than Windows 10 “in most tasks,” and updates will install in the background and take up 40% less space.

Interface-wise, Microsoft has updatedStart menu with the ability to run multiple programs at once; and the taskbar, which is now centered on the screen. Added widgets and a new on-screen keyboard with gesture control.

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Теперь Windows 11 поддерживает запуск и работу с Android applications, and in the updated Windows Store, developers will be able to add their applications, use their payment system and receive 100% profit.

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In addition, Windows 11 integratesMicrosoft Teams and Xbox app with support for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Gamers will appreciate Direct Storage technology, which speeds up game load times via SSDs, and Auto-HDR effect even for older games.

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For tablets and laptops, improved handwriting and voice typing, and added tactile feedback for the stylus.

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Windows 11 will only run on 64-bitsystems, the minimum requirements are a 2-core processor with a speed of 1 GHz, 4/64 GB of memory, a 9-inch display with a resolution of 1366 × 768, and a graphics card that supports DirectX 12 or WDDM 2.x.


The first preview of Windows 11 will beis available in a few days, and the release is expected in the fall or winter, but the exact time is not specified. The update will be free for Windows 10 owners.

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