Windows 11 is coming and with it a new set of features. Windows has been the most popular operating system for decades, but what will we see in the latest version?
The history of Windows dates back to April 1985, when Microsoft first released a graphical user interface called “Windows 1.0” which allowed users to use the mouse instead of typing commands on the keyboard. It revolutionized computer use for many people as they could now interact with their computers graphically (not just text-based). But there were some limitations: at first, little could be done without an expensive graphics card and hard drive, which made it difficult to distribute software; memory requirements also limited the possibilities of creating advanced applications. Over time, however, these problems were resolved.
In the mid-1990s, Windows also began selling other software (such as Microsoft Office), making it one of the world’s leading computer companies. Windows 95 was built on top of Windows 3.1 and was released in late 1996; this time it became very popular because people liked its performance and user-friendly interface. Another successful version was Windows 98 released in June 2000.
Microsoft released Windows Vista in 2007, followed by Windows 7 in 2009; both were well received by the public as they provided greater security and faster performance than previous versions. However, when compared to newer competitors such as Apple and Google (and even Linux) products, they are not well designed for touchscreen technology.
Windows 8 and 10 solved this problem by introducing the Metro interface, which allows users to switch between using the computer with either a mouse and keyboard or touch screen technology. Thus, Windows is one of the best-designed software products for today’s tablets, smartphones and other devices with touch screens.
Windows 11 is the latest Windows operating system from Microsoft, which was introduced on June 24, 2021 and is the successor to Windows 10. According to the company’s forecasts, users will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free in early 2022.
There have been many changes to the Windows 11 user interface. Transparent elements, shadows, and rounded corners were present in the development version and have now been added to the public release. The Start menu has been redesigned, with tiles removed and the taskbar icons moved to the center.