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Ready for a new experience? Discover Windows 11

Ready for a new experience? Discover Windows 11

It's time for Windows 11!

Without a doubt, you’ve heard about it. The brand new Windows 11. The 5th of October was the official release date. Eligible computers will be given the opportunity to install the update during late 2021 and early 2022. It’s good to know that it will actually be a big update on Windows 10. But because this update is so big, they decided to give it a completely new name. The update will be free for users already running Windows 10. Wondering if this update will be available on your PC? You can check the minimum system requirements using this link: https://www.microsoft.com/nl-be/windows/windows-11#pchealthcheck. A small disclaimer: you will need a fairly recent processor to make the move to Windows 11. For Intel processors, you can find the list here. The list for AMD can be found here. The lists specifically include processors that, in combination with the motherboard, have the ability to enable TPM 2.0. The purpose of TPM is to secure your device using encryption. This way, Microsoft hopes to (hopefully) make a hacker’s life just a little bit harder.

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Improving productivity was one of the priorities for this update. The start menu contains less unnecessary applications. Windows 11 will make a recommendation based on what it thinks is interesting for you and show some applications or documents. Also, you can pin and group frequently used applications so they are always easy to find. For those users with multiple displays, it is now easier to switch displays. The operating system is smarter about positioning applications when you disconnect from a screen and reconnect them. In addition, there is also the ability to set up multiple desktops. This makes multitasking a lot easier and more accessible. This can also be useful for when you want to keep work and private life separate.

Productivity

Improving productivity was one of the priorities for this update. The start menu contains less unnecessary applications. Windows 11 will make recommendations based on what it thinks is interesting for you and show some applications or documents. Also, you can pin and group frequently used applications so they are always easy to find. For those users with multiple displays, it is now easier to switch displays. The operating system is smarter about positioning applications when you disconnect from a screen and reconnect them. In addition, there is also the ability to set up multiple desktops. This makes multitasking a lot easier and more accessible. This can also be useful for when you want to keep work and private life separate.

What else can we expect?

An operating system with a fluent design. Subtle animations when opening and closing windows will make the experience feel a bit smoother. The rounded edges that are clearly reflected in the new logo provide a fresh look. The logos of applications are given a new look along with some color adjustments that completely follow the theme. This gives you a new feel within your familiar Windows environment. It’s not just a big update, it also gives you a new experience. The taskbar is now in the middle instead of the left corner. This may take a bit of getting used to for most users, but it does look a bit more organized. ot satisfied with the positioning after all? That’s no problem, Windows 11 provides a setting with which you can turn the old layout back on. Setting your personal preference for this version of Windows is certainly not lacking. There are many possibilities to customize the new version to your liking.
Are you excited to see what it looks like, but not quite sure if you want to install the update? This link allows you to see a preview of Windows 11 in your browser: https://win11.blueedge.me/