Windows 11 vs Microsoft’s Windows 10: all the changes you need to know
Microsoft has started the gradual rollout of its new operating system,, earlier this month. Although only certain PCs have been prompted to update, you might be wondering how the operating system is different from , and right now. You have until 2025 to make your decision, when , but if you’re ready to upgrade to Windows 11 now, you can to your computer . If you already have Windows 10, Windows 11 will be available for free. (If you .)
Before installing the new operating system, let’s go over the big changes Microsoft has made and take a look at what’s really different. Here is everything that has changed from Windows 10 to Windows 11. And be sure to check it out— in the same way and how .
Windows 10 vs Windows 11: all the big differences in the new operating system
Design and interface
Windows 11 brings a whole new Mac-like interface to the operating system. It features a clean design with rounded corners and pastel tones. Thealso moves to the center of the screen with the taskbar. But you can , like in Windows 10, if you prefer.
Android application integration
(but not right away) in , via the Amazon Appstore. (There were several ways to access Android apps on Windows 10, including , but that will make it native.) This is something Windows users have been waiting for for years, and marks another step towards the merger of mobile and portable devices.
Better support for virtual desktops
Windows 11 will allow you to set up virtual desktops in a way more similar to Macs, switching between multiple desktops at once for personal, work, school, or gaming use. In Windows 10, it was more difficult to set up and use.
Easier transition from monitor to laptop
The new operating system includes features called– collections of applications that you are using at the same time which are in the taskbar and which can appear or be collapsed at the same time to make it easier to change the task. They also make it easier for you to plug and unplug a monitor, without losing the location of your open windows.
Microsoft Teams added to taskbar
and will be integrated directly into the Windows 11 taskbar, which will make it easier to access (and a little more like Apple’s FaceTime). You will be able to access teams from Windows, Mac, Android or iOS.
Widgets (well, sort of)
While they’ve been around for quite some time (remember desktop gadgets on Windows Vista?), Including in a, you can now and customize them to see what you want.
Improved touchscreen, voice and stylus support
For tablets, Microsoft has sought to improve the touch experience, with more space between taskbar icons and adding gestures. Windows 11 also adds haptics to your digital pen, so you can hear and feel the vibrations as you use it to take notes or draw. Finally, the operating system introduces voice input and commands throughout the system.
Xbox technology to improve the game
, like Auto HDR and DirectStorage, to enhance gaming on your Windows PC. This marks a further step towards the integration of PCs and Xbox consoles for Microsoft.
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