Updated Oct 11, 2021 (scroll to bottom of page to see the latest)
Thoughts on Windows 11
Microsoft has done it again
HEREEE'S WIN-DOWS E-LEVEN
Let's hope they created a winner to replace a pretty decent and acceptable operating system that is Windows 10.
Maybe Windows 10 isn't as elegant as the MacOS or as cheap (as in free) as are many Linux OSs, but it will do just fine until "something better" comes along.
Keep your fingers crossed that "something better" will be Windows 11!
Windows 10 is good, not great, but plenty good enough and workable considering what it replaced.
Windows 7 was comparatively slow as molasses and woefully short of modern security and customization features.
Windows 8, which should have been an improvement, was not too bad, that is, after you added a decent third-party start menu. But it really sucked on its own, as introduced.
I don't know what those guys at Microsoft were thinking (that we all had tablet PCs with touch screens or that we were all on drugs like they apparently were) - Start Screen, the charms, yuck! And they actually thought a Win-X/Quick Link menu could replace a full-fledged Start Menu - Enter third-party Classic Start Menu or Start 8.
That has me wondering if there are still a few people at Microsoft on drugs considering some of the desktops images they created for Windows 11.
Some of the images remind me of psychedelic fever dream images that were popular back in the 1970s.
Is there really a difference? Which one is Windows 11 and which one is an LSD dream?
Other than the psychedelic art what else can we expect from Windows 11 that
Windows 10 doesn't have?
But first, PCWorld Magazine has an article which tells us what we will lose from Windows 10 with Windows 11.
Now, the new stuff.
For more details see How-to-Geek's informative article - Windows 11: What’s New In Microsoft’s New OS
This is all wonderful, but what about that free upgrade?
It turns out that you will only be able to upgrade your current PC to Windows 11 if it is of recent vintage, three years old or less, perhaps much less. Your old PC must first have a 64Bit multi-core CPU of the type that came out with the Intel Core Processers.
As it is, I and many other PC users will not see Windows 11 until and unless we buy a new PC with Windows 11 preinstalled! It is apparent that Microsoft is covering their collective butts by offering free upgrades to PC users it knows will never be able to upgrade. Only those PCs sold this year, likely in the last few months, will be eligible for a free upgrade and they know it!
Come on Microsoft, you should be able to do much better than this!
For more on this see - Windows 11: Microsoft apologizes for compatibility confusion, hints at changes from Ed Bott at ZDNet. We'll see how it all shakes out. In another article Ed attempts to explain which PCs will be able to run Windows 11 - He mostly succeeds.
In the meanwhile, Microsoft has set the retirement date for Windows 10 Operating System as of October 14, 2025.
So all PC users who want a new PC have plenty of time to buy a new Windows 11 PC before Windows 10 finally fades away.
Why Windows 11 is leaving so many PCs behind (it's not just TPM) From PCWorld Magazine
Latest: Oct 11, 2021
Microsoft has released Windows 11 as a free upgrade for Windows 10: See PC World article - How to upgrade to Windows 11
Bottom Line for those with PCs running Windows 10:
Should You Upgrade to Windows 11 Right Away? - (assuming your PC is eligible)
The question is answered in this PC World article - 3 things we love in Windows 11 (and 3 things we hate)