A report on the Al Jazeera Net website reviewed the most important new features provided by Windows 11, the cost, the devices it supports, and the date the company stopped supporting Windows 10.
* Modern design
Microsoft in Windows 11 banned the controversial sections, in addition to the fact that the “Start” menu opened from the middle after the “Start” button was moved to the middle of the taskbar, and the user notices the presence of rounded edges in the windows in particular, as well as the purification of the Explorer Manager Files and settings are improved, and the new system is packed with new sounds, icons and backgrounds.
* New Jobs
The new operating system from Microsoft provides many new functions such as widgets, such as windows that contain weather news and a lot of other information, and the focus mode provides the user with the ability to work without disturbing or distracting attention, and this mode is activated in the clock application, and is not available in the system Windows 10.
In addition, the new Microsoft Windows 11 system includes virtual desktops, allowing the user to implement different work environments, whether for work, entertainment and leisure, even with the use of one screen, but showing them with different backgrounds.
* Snap Layouts function
It is a new grouping to facilitate working with a lot of windows and programs with perfect use of the display surface, and it shows arrangement suggestions by simply clicking on the zoom icon located in the upper right corner of the window, and when the user selects the layout, all the windows are displayed on the screen accordingly Here, a “Snap” group is created, which can be zoomed in and out easily.
* Android apps
The user can search for applications in the “Microsoft Store”, which has also been revamped, in addition to the ability to download these applications from the Amazon store and use them in Microsoft operating system 11. As for linking programs, the company plans to integrate the Xbox Game Pass subscription ) and Teams tools in the new Windows 11 system.
* Technical requirements
The American company confirmed that the new operating system does not need new computers, but that it will work on the same computers that run the latest version of Microsoft Windows 10, and the update process for the new system, which will start on October 5, may take several weeks, if not months, and can The user can check whether Windows 11 is available for his computer through manual update via the “Settings/Windows Update/Check for Updates” menu.
* the cost
Microsoft confirmed that the conversion from Windows 10 to the new Windows 11 version will be free, but the user, who buys a new computer with the new Windows 11 system, will have to pay some additional costs as a licensing fee, and when buying a computer without the Windows 11 operating system, the user will of course need To purchase a new license.
*Old Windows programs
The apps, which run in the Windows 10, 8, and 7 environment, will also work with the new Windows 11 operating system.
* auto update
The process of automatically updating the new Windows 11 system depends on the minimum technical requirements, which the system must meet, otherwise the setup wizard will uninstall the new version, and the technical requirements have increased significantly compared to Windows 10, as the Microsoft system needs a relatively new processor.
Installing and configuring the new version (Home) of the Windows 11 system requires logging into a Microsoft account, and the system can be installed without a Microsoft account in the Pro version only.
* Test software
The user can check whether his computer meets the technical requirements to install the new Windows 11 system through testing programs such as the “PC Health Check” program for Windows, which is currently under development, and the user can use the program “Way Note” Win 11″ (WhyNotWin11), which clearly shows whether the new update can be installed or not.
Microsoft clarified that the new Windows 11 system is not installed on the computer automatically, and therefore the user, who owns a computer that meets the technical requirements and does not wish to use the new Microsoft system, can continue to use the Windows 10 system, for which technical support will end in October 2025, and the use of the system will become Running after this date is risky because the US company will stop releasing security updates or at least these updates will not become free for the average user.
* Windows 11 computers
Microsoft will launch the first computer equipped with the new Windows 11 system, as it announced the launch of the “Surface Go 3” tablet with the new operating system on October 5, and in the same month the “Surface 8 Pro” device will appear on the market. And at the beginning of 2022, Microsoft intends to launch a “Surface Studio” laptop with Windows 11, which comes with a 14.4-inch touch screen, so that it can be used as a tablet or in presentation mode.
Lenovo also announced the launch of the Yoga Slim 7 Carbon laptop with a 14-inch OLED screen and weighing 1.1 kg in November, in addition to the launch of the ZenBook 14X OLED laptop. (Zenbook 14X OLED) and its screen works with a 16:10 aspect ratio with support for HDR technology this year as well.
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