I’m going to focus on a few of the features that I think are kind of noteworthy.
But then I want to take this conversation to just like the bigger picture, the whole talk about Windows 11.
Whole launch, it’s there are some interesting feature’s to discuss
Windows 11 Centered Taskbar
The centered taskbar is probably the most visually recognizable element of Windows 11.
So far, and it’s a nice look, it’s something that I’ve always tried to achieve in my previous versions of Windows.
It’s just right out of the box, it’s in the center, the start buttons also there.
if you’re used to just moving your mouse to the bottom left, because it’s been like that forever, you now have to get used to clicking it, kind of in the middle.
If you want to have it in the middle, you can position the whole Taskbar back to the left, if that’s your jam, but the center looks better.
Windows 11 Start Menu
They’ve gotten rid of the live tiles, and it’s now a more modern kind of refresh look to the start menu.
The apps are just available in a grid. And it’s just a nicer-looking Start menu to me.
Windows 11 Feature’s
These now have rounded corners, it’s a more modern look, we’ve seen it on a whole bunch of other operating systems. Now we see it on Windows 11. I think it’s a nice look. But it’s not for everyone.
You also can adjust the snap layouts, which allow you to adjust the position and relative orientation of the different window panes, it’s just a simple way to organize your workflow, which is pretty cool.
Now the next feature is near and dear to me because I’m a laptop user, I’m a sweaty laptop nerd and I reconnect and disconnect the external monitor to my laptop very frequently like multiple times a day.
And can’t believe this has been thought of before or no one seems to have done this properly before.
But when you disconnect an external monitor on Windows 10, the orientation of your panels is all jumbled up.
And then when you reconnect that monitor backup, it doesn’t go back to its original state on Windows 11.
When you reconnect that monitor those panes and windows that you had in your particular positions, they’ll go back to the way they were, every time you reconnect a monitor. It’s so simple, but it’s just so good.
As a laptop user, I love seeing that.
How Windows 11 is technically bringing Android apps
Now, the last I want to tell you about is how windows 11 is technically bringing Android apps onto the windows 11 operating system.
But it’s not you know; they’re not getting app developers to write apps to run natively on Windows 11.
What they’re doing is you go into the Microsoft Store and you download the Amazon app, and then through the Amazon app store, you can download Android apps like for their Kindle products and stuff to run on the Windows 11/Windows 10 operating system now looked into this a little bit.
It’s not clear how it’s done. Like they say they use Intel bridge technology. But it’s a runtime post compiler.
They’re making an app that’s written for not x86, I’m assuming an arm chip and they’re making it run on an x86 device, which is kind of cool is not for everyone, right?
Not everyone needs Android apps on their system. But for the people that have wanted that in the past, you now have access to it.
But there is something that pops into my mind. It’s like because of that software that tech is from Intel.
If you have an AMD-based system, would that work?
And also, like way more valuable than that with? Like, would they allow just could we install APKs?
Like just go grab an APK from Chrome, like the Play Store, and just, you know, just install it like side loaded onto the Windows device?
That’d be weird.
Windows 11 download from official Microsoft
Windows 11 64 Bit download from Get into PC
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Windows 11 buy from Microsoft app store
Windows 11 buy from BestBuy
Okay, alright, let’s talk about the good stuff. if you’ve noticed, everything I’ve talked about so far about this window 11 launches have been aesthetics, it has been a very, it almost feels like a, like a rich skin for Windows 10.
All the stuff could technically be done with a fancy skin. I’m sure there’s a lot of stuff under the hood, right?
There are performance advancements, there’s a lot of stuff that they don’t talk about on the stage about what’s happening underneath that makes Microsoft windows 11 special.
But the main headline features have been these aesthetic tweaks refreshes, which is cool.
It’s a free upgrade, I’m not going to complain.
But traditionally, when it came to a new Windows operating system, it was usually a more substantial shift, like you went from 98 XP to 2000.
Each jump was like this big shift and not just how it looks but how you interact with the computer, right? It’s just an operating system.
But those were big changes every time he jumped up to the point where if you relied on your computer for work, you probably were hesitant.
You’re like do I want to update this because it’s there’s a chance it’s going to bust things. This is weirdly stable.
This is an early build. This is like a deployment and it’s a nightmare meant for public consumption.
It’s like the leaked beta. And it’s surprisingly stable. I’ve played games on it. I’ve edited videos on it.
It’s so stable because I think it’s just it’s not that much of a shift from Windows 10.
Which is a good thing, right in the sense of stability. But for the people that wanted something crazy and something more substantial. It’s not there.
Now, the question I had was, why like why did they even call it windows 11 when it could technically have been it could have been passed off as an incremental update for Windows 10 right?
It’s not a huge shift. And I think it’s because of like, they just try and drop publicity to this new version of Windows.
I think it’s a good time, right?
We got a new move. Not that one has ever been a bad product, but it’s just like, it’s been stable.
It’s been sitting here for five, six years. It’s just windows 10.
It’s like, reliably good, but you breed something like this in Windows 11. It’s the new operating system.
I think it just breathes life to the whole Windows ecosystem. In a nice manner.
I think it looks nice. Yeah, there you go.
That’s kind of like the first look for Windows 11.