No matter which OS you use, you most likely get excited at the prospect of a major update. If for nothing else, the change of pace from the “same ole, same ole” is always welcome. While Windows 10 updates happen frequently, this one looks and feels different. Microsoft announced a June 24, 2021, event, and its imagery makes it appear that Windows 11 will be announced.
Time for a Change
It almost seems like Microsoft is taking a page out of Apple’s book. While Apple has been prone to secretive releases and promising imagery, the Microsoft event invite is delivering the same.
Let’s face it – it’s time for something new, like Windows 11. Windows 10 has had its due, but isn’t it time for something new? The naming convention for updates seems to be running out of ideas. Yet, the company famously said that Windows 10 was “the last version of Windows.”
But there have been several hints that something big is in the works – many things before the Windows tweet was published, with the words, “What’s next for Windows,” and showing an animation of “Windows 10” with its reflection looking long and thin – like an 11.
Just a week ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was discussing an announcement that would be the “next generation of Windows” and that it would be “one of the most significant updates to Windows in decades.”
Microsoft has been working on a lot behind the scenes. There’s been something dubbed “Sun Valley.” There’s also a Windows Lite version meant to compete with Chrome OS. This will include a new Start menu, system icons, and improvements to File Explorer.
Also in the works is a new app store. Nadella had said it would “unlock greater opportunity for developers and creators.”
Perhaps one unplanned change has been the pandemic and its lead-in to working from home and remote learning. It gave new life to the laptop industry. Windows has been right there to help workers, students, and educators alike.
So what better time to break out with something new, such as Windows 11?
After Microsoft released the event invite for June 24, 11 AM, ET, Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi remarked that he hasn’t “been this excited for a new version of Windows since Windows 95.” I remember 1995, but I’m not too sure all our readers will.
In the meantime, if you’re bothered by the last Windows 10 update, check out these solutions to fix the problem. And if you’re still installing Windows 10, read through this article that troubleshoots Windows 10 installation problems.
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