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We’ve Tested Windows 11 Ahead of Next Week’s Launch

June 16, 2021

On June 24, Microsoft will unveil its latest version of Windows, Windows 11. We spent some time with the OS today after a copy leaked online. The upgrade function didn’t work properly on our testbed and the system itself failed to recognize the OS image when we installed it on a bootable drive (both USB and not). Fortunately, VMWare Workstation Pro 16 can virtualize a TPM 2.0 module, provided you have one in your system. This specific OS image requires it. It took a few hours to get things squared away, but the eventual result was this desktop:


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The image dates to very late May, making it fairly recent. We don’t know when Microsoft will release Windows 11 to manufacturers for system shipments, but nothing about the installation implied the release was less than final. That doesn’t mean it isn’t, however, so take what you see with a grain of salt.

I want to be clear about something upfront: This is not a review. We have not been briefed on Windows 11 or heard Microsoft discuss its features. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a few thoughts about what there is to see, but this is no kind of final word on the end product.

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Windows 11 launches with redesigned start menu

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Windows 11, the latest version of Microsoft's computer operating system, launches worldwide on Tuesday as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users.

Windows chief product officer Panos Panay, told the BBC the latest version was built to be "clean and fresh and simpler" for the user.

He promised that the new operating system would not be an "extreme departure" from what people know.

And even the least tech-savvy users can upgrade easily, he added.

"I use the frame of my father - he's 89," Mr Panay said. "I'm so excited for him to hit that button and upgrade, you have no idea.

"Not because he's my dad - because I just want it to be easy for him."

He said expert users had already tested it extensively through Window's Insider trial programme and was confident there would be no teething issues, adding the upgrade is "ready now".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58795119


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Will anyone here upgrade? I don't have a TPM 2.0 module which I believe is still required, though I'm not sure this is a very consumer friendly move. There's a possibility that this requirement is not just for securities sake and is another inch towards a windows that can only install apps through the microsoft store. I'm not saying that's happening right now, but it could in the future.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27637115

Outside of the more scathing critiques I wish that all modern windows versions let users pick the UI they want. I prefer windows Vista/7 and would love to just have functionality and performance updates on that UI.
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I won't be updating any time soon. Every major update is a havoc and at least a few apps won't be compatible. This is true for any platform: had this issue with Windows, Mac and even a Linux server.

If it starts to get forcibly installed I'll probably not fight it, tho.
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^ I would wait until the next version (Windows 98, XP, 7 and 10)
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