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  • Windows 11 leaked

    So a copy of Windows 11 leaked on the net this week.

    There are a lot of stories about it.

    It looks like they updated the look, added widgets back in (remember those from Vista? The little apps you could stick on your desktop?) . Most of it seems cosmetic though.

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    The new Windows 11 UI.
    Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 operating system has leaked online today. After screenshots were first published at Chinese site Baidu, the entire Windows 11 OS has appeared online, complete with a new user interface, Start menu, and lots more.
    The new Windows 11 user interface and Start menu look very similar to what was originally found in Windows 10X. Microsoft had been simplifying Windows for dual-screen devices, before canceling this project in favor of Windows 11. Visually, the biggest changes you’ll notice can be found along the taskbar. Microsoft has centered the app icons here, cleaned up the tray area, and included 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 really a lot more simplified than what exists in Windows 10 today.
    If you don’t want the app icons and Start menu centered, there’s an option to move them all back to the left-hand side. Coupled with the dark mode that’s also available, and Windows 11 starts to look like a more refined version of Windows 10 than something dramatically new.

    You can move the Windows 11 Start menu to the left side. Microsoft is also using rounded corners throughout Windows 11. These are visible in context menus, and around apps and the File Explorer. The Start menu itself also includes rounded corners. This is still an early version of Windows 11 that has leaked, so not everything is included yet.
    We’re expecting to see more changes to the built-in apps within Windows 11, but most of those don’t appear to be present yet. A large part of the operating system feels finished though, so we’d expect to see a beta of this to arrive shortly for Windows Insiders to test.

    Windows 11’s search interface.

    The File Explorer in Windows 11.


    You may have noticed a new icon in the Windows 11 taskbar, and it’s labeled Widgets in the operating system. Rumors have suggested Microsoft is bringing back Windows Widgets, and this early version appears to include some.
    As this is clearly a very early version of Windows 11, the widgets aren’t loading fully in the OS, but they’re designed to slide out and provide quick access to news, weather, and other web content.

    Early version of Windows Widgets in Windows 11. While Microsoft canceled its Windows 10X operating system, the company is clearly reusing large parts of that work with Windows 11. Windows 10X was originally designed for dual-screen devices, before shifting toward traditional laptops and then being canceled. Windows 10X included a number of refined and simplified aspects to Windows, and most of that work is present in this leaked version of Windows 11.
    Windows 11 also includes new snap controls that you can access from the maximize button on all apps. They’re modern equivalents of the cascade windows function that has existed in the operating system for years. You can quickly snap windows side by side, or arrange them in sections on your desktop.


    Windows 11’s new snap feature. Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be big updates to the Windows Store yet. As this is an early leaked version, it’s likely that whatever updates Microsoft is planning just aren’t showing up yet.
    The Windows Store interface is largely the same as what exists in Windows 10 right now, with access to all the same apps that are available today.

    The existing Windows Store in Windows 11. Microsoft has reportedly been working on a new app store for Windows in recent months, and rumors suggest it will be a big change from what exists today. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has promised to “unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators” with Windows, and that will likely come in the form of a new store.
    Microsoft is reportedly overhauling its Windows app store to allow developers to submit any Windows application, including browsers like Chrome or Firefox. Microsoft may also be considering allowing third-party commerce platforms in apps, allowing developers to avoid the cut Microsoft usually takes from in-app purchase systems.


    Elsewhere, Microsoft has also included a new setup experience in Windows 11. It’s very similar to Windows 10X, walking users of new hardware or those upgrading to Windows 11 through a set of steps to configure Windows. This out-of-box experience also includes a new Windows 11 startup sound, which then triggers at every boot.
    Microsoft is also improving the Xbox experience in Windows 11. The new Xbox app is now integrated into Windows 11, offering quick access to Xbox Game Pass games, the social parts of Xbox network, and the Xbox store. The Xbox Game Bar and Windows Game Mode all remain the same as Windows 10 in this early leaked build.

    The new Xbox experience on Windows 11.

    The new Xbox app on Windows 11.


    Microsoft has been dropping hints that it’s ready to launch Windows 11. The software giant is holding a special Windows event to reveal its next OS on June 24th. The event starts at 11AM ET, and the event invite includes a window that creates a shadow with an outline that looks like the <a href="https://www.blueletterbible.org/search/preSearch.cfm?Criteria=number+11&amp;t=NIV" target="BLB_NW" rel="NIV.number.11" class="BLBST_a" style="white-space: nowrap;">number 11</a>. Microsoft execs have also been teasing a “next generation of Windows” announcement for months, and this leak now confirms that Windows 11 will be officially revealed later this month.


    https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/15/2...ots-start-menu


  • #2
    Review on CNN. As you can tell by the title the writer is less than enthused:

    Source: Windows 11 has leaked. It's a bunch of BS



    Windows 10 was supposed to be Microsoft's ultimate PC operating system. The promise: Windows 10 would forever get updated twice a year, bringing tweaks, the occasional fresh coat of paint and new features to keep your computer up to date.

    But now, six years later, Windows 11 is on its way. We can only assume Microsoft (MSFT) got bored, because what we've seen so far of Windows 11 doesn't feel like anything revolutionary.

    A complete internal version of Windows 11 has leaked online. You can download it from some sketchy websites, but we wouldn't recommend it. Still, it's there, and it appears legit.Based on the leak, Windows 11 is full of mostly small visual changes.

    • The taskbar icons are centered, giving Windows a decidedly MacOS look (don't freak out — it can be left-justified if you're old school).
    • The Start menu ditches live tiles for pinned apps.
    • We've got a new Windows logo: four equal-sized rectangles instead of the trapezoid Microsoft has been using for Windows since the 2012 release of Windows 8.
    • All the Windows icons have been redesigned with a more colorful gradient and a slightly more 3D appearance.
    • Windows will have rounded corners.
    • When you click the maximize button, you get options about how you want to lock the window in place -- side by side with another app, a grid of three or a grid of four.
    • It's got fancy shmancy new wallpapers that ditch stylized photos of light shining through windows for something more floral.
    • Also, it's not a visual change, obviously, but Windows 11 is bringing back the startup jingle (the first since Windows 7).
    That's ... pretty much it. Microsoft will reportedly update the Microsoft Store, but that wasn't featured in the version of Windows 11 that leaked.

    Here's a quick visual synopsis from The Verge's Tom Warren, who was braver than I and installed Windows 11 on a virtual machine.



    Source

    © Copyright Original Source



    [*article continues at link above*]

    Personally, I'm surprised it took them six years before reneging on their promise.

    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      Review on CNN. As you can tell by the title the writer is less than enthused:

      Source: Windows 11 has leaked. It's a bunch of BS



      Windows 10 was supposed to be Microsoft's ultimate PC operating system. The promise: Windows 10 would forever get updated twice a year, bringing tweaks, the occasional fresh coat of paint and new features to keep your computer up to date.

      But now, six years later, Windows 11 is on its way. We can only assume Microsoft (MSFT) got bored, because what we've seen so far of Windows 11 doesn't feel like anything revolutionary.

      A complete internal version of Windows 11 has leaked online. You can download it from some sketchy websites, but we wouldn't recommend it. Still, it's there, and it appears legit.Based on the leak, Windows 11 is full of mostly small visual changes.

      • The taskbar icons are centered, giving Windows a decidedly MacOS look (don't freak out — it can be left-justified if you're old school).
      • The Start menu ditches live tiles for pinned apps.
      • We've got a new Windows logo: four equal-sized rectangles instead of the trapezoid Microsoft has been using for Windows since the 2012 release of Windows 8.
      • All the Windows icons have been redesigned with a more colorful gradient and a slightly more 3D appearance.
      • Windows will have rounded corners.
      • When you click the maximize button, you get options about how you want to lock the window in place -- side by side with another app, a grid of three or a grid of four.
      • It's got fancy shmancy new wallpapers that ditch stylized photos of light shining through windows for something more floral.
      • Also, it's not a visual change, obviously, but Windows 11 is bringing back the startup jingle (the first since Windows 7).
      That's ... pretty much it. Microsoft will reportedly update the Microsoft Store, but that wasn't featured in the version of Windows 11 that leaked.

      Here's a quick visual synopsis from The Verge's Tom Warren, who was braver than I and installed Windows 11 on a virtual machine.



      Source

      © Copyright Original Source



      [*article continues at link above*]

      Personally, I'm surprised it took them six years before reneging on their promise.
      If they were going to stick with getting rid of numbered version, then they should have dropped the "10" from the name altogether. Then they could just come out with Windows - July 2021 release, Windows - June 3035 release, or something like that.

      But I bet the Marketing department decided that they need to have a number in the name to make it sound "new" and get people to buy it.

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      • #4
        I just wonder whether The Traveller's Guide will work with it. Every time Microsoft puts out a new version of Windows (since Vista onward) I've had to fix my game so that it works with the new OS. I'm tired of fixing bugs to accommodate OS changes.
        ~ Russell ("MelMak")

        "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

        Fight_spam!

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        • #5
          So Microsoft did the official reveal today.

          It basically looks like they just added the Aero glass theme (and widgets) from Window 7 into Windows 10.






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          • #6
            On demand stream of the W11 event:

            https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...ndowsliveevent

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            • #7
              I'm still using Windows 9.
              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                I'm still using Windows 9.


                I'm still using 7!



                Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  I'm still using Windows 9.
                  Do my eyes deceive me? Is this a sightification? Fer real?

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                  "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                  • #10
                    My lappy which came with 8 (and been running happily with 8.1), I just updated to the latest build of 10 -- just in case Microsoft wants to offer 11 free to users of 10, so I can check it out.

                    ...But strictly to make sure my game works. Then it goes back to 8.1.

                    Otherwise, my desktop which came with 8 is running 7.
                    ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                    "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

                    Fight_spam!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      I'm still using Windows 9.
                      There is no Windows 9!

                      and welcome back!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
                        My lappy which came with 8 (and been running happily with 8.1), I just updated to the latest build of 10 -- just in case Microsoft wants to offer 11 free to users of 10, so I can check it out.

                        ...But strictly to make sure my game works. Then it goes back to 8.1.

                        Otherwise, my desktop which came with 8 is running 7.
                        Microsoft is saying Windows 11 is a free upgrade to windows 10 users.

                        I am leary however, MS has a reputation that every other windows versions sucks. Windows Me sucked. Windows XP was good, Windows Vista sucked, Windows 7 was good, Windows 8 sucked, Windows 10 was good. Doesn't bode well for Windows 11.

                        But it looks mostly like a cosmetic upgrade so who knows?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                          Do my eyes deceive me? Is this a sightification? Fer real?
                          From my Windows 9 Computer, yup!
                          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                            There is no Windows 9!
                            You fell for that, too?

                            and welcome back!
                            I'm not.

                            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post



                              I'm not.
                              You better be. Last time you left God struck you with lightning!

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