Microsoft has announced the start date of the distribution of the Windows 11 operating system: the latest software platform will be released on October 5, 2021. From that date, free upgrades to Windows 11 will be available for selected Windows 10 computers (most likely marked "Windows 11 Ready"), and computers with preinstalled Windows 11 will be available for sale.
The Windows 11 platform gets a fresh design and new sound schemes. The Start menu uses the capabilities of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to display recent files regardless of which user's device they were opened on.
Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops tools provide more efficient multitasking and screen space optimization. Microsoft Teams chat is integrated into the taskbar. Special features for people with special needs have been improved.
It is emphasized that Windows 11 is the best Microsoft operating system for gamers. It will unleash the full potential of the device thanks to technologies such as DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR.
Windows 11 features the redesigned Microsoft Store which will make it easier to find apps, games, movies and TV shows. At the same time, widgets and a new personalized AI-powered newsfeed will help get important information faster.
Overall, Windows 11 is optimized for speed, performance and improved digital pen, touch and voice input features. The platform will provide new opportunities for developers and content creators.
The free Windows 10 to Windows 11 upgrade process will begin Oct. 5 and will run in several stages. First the newest systems will get the fresh system, and then gradually other compatible PCs will be upgraded as well. All compatible devices are expected to get the update by mid-2022.
Windows 11 requires a computer equipped with a processor with at least two processing cores and a frequency of at least 1 GHz. The minimum amount of RAM is 4 GB, and the amount of available storage space is 64 GB.