Microsoft just unveiled Windows 10’s successor at a virtual live event yesterday Thursday 24th June 2021. Here’s what to know about Windows 11

It’s official: Windows 11 is the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system, and comes with a brand new design and some updated features. The company unveiled the new PC-powering software at a virtual event on Thursday, 24th June, 2021.

Windows 11 features a streamlined new design, with pastel-like colors and rounded corners, and overall a more Mac-like look. The Windows Start menu has moved from the bottom left of the screen to the middle, with app icons arranged in the center next to it. You’ll also find widgets that give you information on the weather, stocks, news and more. 

The new system also includes a feature called Snap Groups — collections of the apps you’re
using at once that sit in the taskbar, and can come up or be minimized at the same time for easier task switching. You can also set up virtual desktops in a way that’s more similar to Macs, toggling between multiple desktops at once for personal, work, school or gaming use. Windows 11 also comes with in-built Microsoft Teams for online meetings.

Windows 11 marks the first major update to Microsoft’s OS since Windows 10 launched back in
2015. For a long period of time, there have been rumors of new Windows in the air.

At the Microsoft Build developers conference on May 25, the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, said that the company was planning “one of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade,” confirming that a major change was on the horizon for the 1.3 billion users of the OS in 2021.
And in mid-June this year, Microsoft quietly announced that it will end support for Windows 10 in 2025 and there was a widespread of Windows 11 new design.

Microsoft new Operating system (OS) may not be an accident, as PC sales have exploded over
the past year as the pandemic forced many people into lockdowns and remote work took the centre stage. While those efforts largely worked out, and many companies and businesses has embraced remote work, while people worked from home, it turned out many people needed new computers to do it. As a result, PC sales growth has roared back so much that many computer parts are hard to come by nowadays. 

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