Windows 11: In July 2015, Microsoft launched its Windows 10 in style, the next version of the company’s legendary operating system and a pioneer of computing for 40 years. But just a few days ago, it was learned that Windows 10 already officially had an expiration date, a late scheduled obsolescence that Microsoft has set in the following year 2025, the time when W10 will no longer have security updates and therefore more vulnerable to cyber-attacks and hacks.
This announcement of the operating system’s retirement date made one more thing clear: we wouldn’t wait long without meeting W10’s successor either. And in fact, 48 hours later, we’re talking to you about him here.
And it is that the next operating system Windows 11 from Microsoft was leaked on the internet today. After screenshots were posted on the Chinese Baidu website, Windows 11 has hit the web, complete with a new user interface, Start menu, and much more.
User interface redesign, simplified editing
The new Windows 11 UI and Start menu are very similar to what was originally found in Windows 10X. Microsoft had simplified Windows for dual-screen devices before canceling this project in favor of Windows 11. Visually, the biggest changes you’ll notice are along the taskbar. Microsoft has centered the application icons here, cleaned up the drawer area, and added a new Start button and menu.
This updated Start menu is a simplified version of what currently exists in Windows 10, without Live Tiles. It includes pinned apps, recent files, and the ability to quickly shut down or restart Windows 11 devices. It’s actually much more streamlined than what currently exists in Windows 10.