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Windows 11 is much more than a new theme slapped onto Windows 10

The latest Windows focuses heavily on improved task management, prettier UI, and a much more ambitious Microsoft Store.

Enlarge / The latest Windows focuses heavily on improved task management, prettier UI, and a much more ambitious Microsoft Store. (credit: Microsoft)

Earlier this morning, we got our first official look at Windows 11 by way of Microsoft’s What’s New For Windows event. The new OS offers several significant, functional changes to what we’ve become accustomed to in Windows 10—this isn’t just the same old operating system with a fresh coat of paint.

However, Windows 11 absolutely does get that fresh coat of paint. Its new desktop environment makes heavy use of translucent window dressing with rounded corners, an effect which brings to mind panes of frosted glass. In many ways, the new look is reminiscent of compiz-based Linux desktop environments circa 2010—but with significantly higher resolution and a more coherent overall theme.

Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay ties the new look to eyebrow-raising statements about emotion: “We understand the responsibility of [functionality and practicality] more than ever before, but it must also be personal—and maybe most importantly, it must feel emotional.”

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/microsoft-details-windows-11-with-new-ui-and-android-app-support/
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Microsoft warns users to beware of a new ransomware trick

In recent months multiple high-profile large companies in the US have fallen victim to ransomware attacks. In at least two high-profile cases, the company has paid out millions of dollars to the attackers to get their data back. As hackers make more money using ransomware tactics, the incidence of attacks increases. Microsoft is now warning users to beware of phishing … Continue reading

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How to Watch Microsoft’s Windows 11 Launch Event on June 24th

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Are you ready for “the next generation” of Windows? Microsoft is hosting a livestreamed event at 11 a.m. Easter time on June 24th, likely to announce Windows 11. Here’s how to tune in, plus an overview of the Windows 11 features that we found in our hands-on last week.

Where to Watch the Livestream

Microsoft will stream its Windows 11 event on the Windows Event Page on June 24th at 11 a.m. Eastern time. You can tune in on any device running a modern browser, including a phone or tablet.

If you don’t want to watch the Windows 11 event on Microsoft’s website, then you can visit the company’s YouTube channel and watch it there. YouTube may be an easier option for those who want to watch the event on a streaming stick or game console.

What to Expect from Windows 11

At a recent Build 2021 event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated that the company would soon “share one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade.” He also shared that he’s been using the “next generation of Windows” for several months, and that he expects the platform to provide greater “economic opportunity” for developers and creators.

While Microsoft hasn’t publicly shared any details related to Windows 11, a Preview Build of the OS leaked to the public last week. We tested this build and found that, while Windows 11 is certainly the biggest Windows update since Windows 8 introduced the Metro design, it isn’t all that different from Windows 10.

Most changes in Windows 11 are visual. Icons on the taskbar are centered and do not display application names. The start menu no longer features Live Tiles, and the News and Interests widget is … well, it’s something.

The News and Interests widget in Windows 11. Josh Hendrickson

The only major functional change in Windows 11 seems to be a new Snap controller. In Windows 10, you have to drag a window to the edge of your screen for it to snap in place (leaving half your screen empty for another app). But right-clicking an app’s maximize button in Windows 11 opens up a new Snap controller, allowing you to lock windows on-screen without dragging them around like a madman.

Other changes are less obvious, like how Windows 11 forces you to log into a Microsoft account while setting up a computer. In the past, you could skip this process by leaving the PC disconnected from the internet during setup.

Of course, all of these features are subject to change, and Microsoft may show a much more advanced version of Windows 11 during its live event. That’s why you need to tune in!

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/89996/how-to-watch-microsofts-windows-11-launch-event-on-june-24th/
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Microsoft Windows 11 Event: How to Watch and What to Expect

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On Thursday, June 24, 2021, Microsoft will host an event to talk about “the next generation of Windows.” Microsoft is widely expected to announce Windows 11—after all, Windows 11 just leaked. Here’s how to watch and what we expect to see.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/735418/microsoft-windows-11-event-how-to-watch-and-what-to-expect/
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Windows 11 leaks don’t point to a significant upgrade (Opinion)

Microsoft has an event scheduled next week to reveal what CEO Satya Nadella has painted as one of the biggest Windows updates of the past decade. Of course, it might just be Microsoft’s top honcho hyping up what is now believed to be called Windows 11 but it has definitely gotten people talking. A leaked build of this Windows 11 … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/windows-11-leaks-dont-point-to-a-significant-upgrade-opinion-18678827/
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How to Stop Discord from Launching at Startup on Windows

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Discord is a handy collaboration and chat service, but by default, the Discord client loads itself on startup in Windows 10. Here’s how to prevent Discord from launching after a restart or at boot.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/734732/how-to-stop-discord-from-launching-at-startup-on-windows/
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How to Check the .NET Framework Version on Windows 10

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Do you want to find the .NET Framework version that’s installed on your Windows 10 PC? You can use a PowerShell command or dig through File Explorer to find the .NET version number. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/731913/how-to-check-the-.net-framework-version-on-windows-10/
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Retire in 2025

Windows-10-Retire-Featured.jpg Less than two weeks before Microsoft’s Windows announcement, the company is quietly revealing more information that convinces everyone that the June 24 event will introduce Windows 11. The latest piece of information that was revealed says that Windows 10 will officially retire in 2025. Microsoft’s Blog Post It was a support document on Windows’s official website that said on October 14, 2025, Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro will be retired. It’s confirmation that Microsoft must have changed its mind since Windows 10 was first released, as back then the company said Windows 10 would be “the… Read more14547674.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14547674/windows-10-retire-in-2025
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