What is Windows 11 and what is the new features?
Windows 11 is the new operating system that will be available with every new desktop or laptop this fall. The official release date is October 5, 2021. Windows 11 includes a brand-new user interface, more design configuration options, new icons, a new design for the file management system, and a brand-new menu.
In addition, all pre-installed applications will also have updated design and features, including Calendar, Weather and News. A new System Tray with changed design is also provided in Notifications and Quick Actions.
Microsoft also integrates Microsoft Teams directly into Windows 11 for both home and business users. Teams is on the taskbar allowing Windows 11 users to invite friends, family, and colleagues.
Windows 11 also comes with improved sound and updated settings, with a more fluid design and appearance that millions of users will love, while they are expected to come with a brand new and much changed and improved Microsoft Store.
Minimum system requirements:
A modern 64-bit processor, 1Ghz clock speed, 2 cores, 64GB drive, 4GB RAM, UEFI, capacity for Secure Book and TPM 2.0, 9-inch screen with at least 1366 × 768 resolution, DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x.
The minimum system requirements for Windows 11 bring the end of 32-bit versions of the operating system. This means that a computer or laptop to be compatible must have a relatively modern 64-bit processor and at least 4GB of available RAM.
Although there will be no 32-bit version of Windows 11, the operating system will be fully compatible with 32-bit applications.
Windows 11 Gaming
Gaming has always been a fundamental element of the operating system and so, the new version will be fully optimized to provide an amazing gaming experience.
Windows 11 will “unlock” the full potential of all the latest generation of gaming technology, providing features such as DirectX 12 Ultimate, which can enable graphics and high frame rates at high levels. Direct Storage will also provide faster load times in games and more detail in graphics. In addition, the new operating system will come with automatic HDR for more vivid colours and a better experience on HDR screens.
Perhaps the best news, of course, is that Windows 11 will be compatible with all existing games, so the optimizations that developers will have to make will all be advanced.
Windows 11 takes the gaming experience to a whole new level with graphics capabilities that compete with reality. The user is given the opportunity to play a game with the Xbox Game Pass, which gives access to more than 100 high quality games.
Windows 11 and Security
The issue of security in modern operating systems is very important and if Microsoft chose to set these … increased stringency system requirements with it as a non-negotiable criterion, it is difficult to raise serious objections.
“Microsoft has a clear vision for how we can protect our customers now and, in the future, and we know our approach works,” wrote David Weston, Microsoft’s director of business and operating system security. “We announce that Windows 11 is increasing its security foundation with new built-in hardware security requirements.”
This base appears to depend on a Trusted Platform Module or TPM 2.0 chip, a component required by Microsoft on all new Windows devices from 2016. But not all devices containing a TPM 2.0 chip and activation process have been activated. Microsoft or individual computer manufacturers will likely need to offer free personal support to enable most customers, both individuals and businesses, to enable latent TPM and other features such as Secure Boot. Also, some recent device models that you can purchase today still do not contain TPM 2.0s simply because they were created before the requirement came into force.
Windows 11 Security integrates Windows Hello face recognition and biometric modes with integrated antivirus protection.
Windows 11 and Beta
Microsoft also released Windows 11 through the Beta channel under Windows Insider. It is the next step in the development of the new OS, something that the company had promised by the end of July and as it happened. The Beta Channel delivered “more stabilized builds of Windows 11” than the Dev Channel.