Windows 11 release date has been with us for several years now. On July 29, 2020 it will be 5 years since this version of Windows replaced Windows 8.1. At this point, it is normal that concepts and rumors start to appear about a new version of the most used operating system in desktop computers. In this article we tell you everything that has been speculated and what we already know about what the next version of Windows might be.
One of the biggest problems dragging Windows 10 is its updates. Windows Update is mostly confusing to the user, with unexplained changes and overly complicated names.
The solution for Microsoft doesn’t seem to be to simplify the update process and make it clearer what’s installed and what’s not. The Redmond company’s plans focus on invisible updates. This has its advantages. For example, the user would receive updates without having to keep an eye on them, would be up to date with security patches, and his work would not be affected in any way by having everything done in the background.
However, Microsoft should not forget its ghosts of the past and forget that many of its updates bring more problems than solutions. Thus, the invisible updates that the company proposes should not be an excuse for the user to lose control over the news that his or her computer receives.
Windows adapted to each device
With Windows 8, Microsoft removed the start button on the pretext that the touch era had arrived. Microsoft was doing the same thing that Apple is doing now, but in reverse, trying to adapt a desktop environment to a touch one. This decision turned out to be a complete disaster. Windows 10 seems to be very close to the convergent experience between a tablet and a computer. However, there is still a lot of work to be done.
For example, Windows has modern applications available in the store. However, it also has a large legacy of older applications that are not adapted to the touch environment. But it’s not all up to the developers. The File Explorer, for example, is one of those applications that are not very easy to use with the fingers.
Windows 11 proposes to improve the adaptation of the system to all types of devices. Thus, Windows would behave completely differently on the device depending on whether it is a 2-in-1, a tablet or a desktop PC.
A Linux-based Windows?
Another rumor Windows 11 release date that has appeared in recent times is that Windows as such is a project that has ended for Microsoft. Its next operating system would no longer be based on the current NT kernel but on Linux. This does not necessarily mean that Windows will no longer be called Windows.
To better understand this movement we can look at what Microsoft has already done with its browser. Microsoft Edge was based on the EdgeHTML engine, developed by the company itself. In view of the lack of success, Microsoft decided to abandon it and focus its efforts on a new browser based on the Chromium engine. The move has resulted in some positive aspects. For example, Edge now has a wide range of add-ons. Of course, compatibility has improved and Microsoft is actively involved in the Chromium community, which helps improve not only its own browser, but the rest.
Something very similar could happen with Windows. This move would also report positive things and show a much more open and collaborative company, focused more on business and home services than on the operating system itself.
Windows 11 release date must solve the serious inconsistency of the system
Perhaps one of the fields where Microsoft has more work is in system inconsistency. Menus with totally modern-looking transparencies are mixed with elements reminiscent of Windows 98.
Your competition is doing much better in this area. For example, Apple has two very distinct lines of operating systems with highly polished interfaces. There is no room for outdated elements in them. Google also seems to have understood the importance of consistency by improving the Android interface and creating clear patterns for developers to follow.
So why doesn’t Microsoft take action and remove the old components by forcing developers to update their applications? Things are not that simple. Windows 11 release date has such a large market share that Redmond developers can’t make certain changes lightly. For example, many companies have custom software that in the past was a large investment.
So why doesn’t Microsoft take action and remove the old components by forcing developers to update their applications? Things are not that simple. Windows has such a large market share that Redmond developers can’t make certain changes lightly. For example, many companies have custom software that in the past was a large investment. Let’s say this software was designed for Windows XP. If Windows stops supporting it, the company will have to spend a lot of money to adapt it again or it will simply not update the system, creating a very important security breach.
The thing is so serious and so complicated at the same time that, nowadays, we still have configurations that are made from the Control Panel and others that are made from the Configuration app. And not to mention tools like the Disk Manager that are still anchored in the deepest past of Windows.
What do we ask from Windows 11?
If we had to make a wish list to send directly to Microsoft’s offices, it would basically consist of three elements: security, consistency and simplicity. The new Windows 11 must improve in these aspects and become once and for all a modern and lightweight operating system.
On another front, Microsoft still has a lot to do on the interface, not only to make it more consistent throughout the entire operating system, but also to make it adapt correctly to any environment, whether it is touch-sensitive or not.
Finally, Microsoft has to drop the ballast it is carrying from older versions of Windows. This can be done by focusing its efforts on creating a new Linux-based operating system where Microsoft brings all its expertise to bear in creating software.