Windows' huge update to Windows 11 finally released on October 5. Windows 11 was revealed at Microsoft’s big event on June 24 and the hype has been real ever since. There are many features that will help justify the jump from 10 to 11 that has everyone excited.
To those of you who don’t know, this update is completely free and you will be notified if your device is eligible when the update comes out. Now to the real question, what is included in this new update?
-Well first of all, this is the most secure release yet, according to Windows, and updates will be around 40% smaller which is a huge upgrade if you currently have Windows 10.
-The taskbar has been optimized and has been renamed the Dock.
-There is a brand new multitasking feature called Snap Layouts. This will allow you to be able to arrange different windows across the screen in columns and sections.
-The health-check app has been updated and will tell you different ways that you are able to save your system’s battery.
-The new multi-monitor support will allow you to not have that frustrating feeling of having to reorganize the windows when you plug in a previously used monitor. For example, when you plug in a monitor that has already been used before, it will remember the previous positions of the windows. This may seem small, but it is a pesky problem to have that is time-consuming.
-Teams have been integrated into the dock (previously known as the taskbar) which will allow you to be able to join meetings easily.
-Android apps are finally ready for Windows 11.
-A new design and feel for Windows 11.
-Widgets are back.
-Gaming will be much improved on Windows 11. The Xbox app on Windows 10 is frustrating to use. It is very sluggish and does not work very well with the GamePass feature but this will be improved in the new update.
The minimum specifications to update Windows 11 are:
Processor: 1 gigahertz or faster
System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
Display: 720p, 8-bit per color channel, at least 9-inch diagonal
Storage: 64 GB
TPM: Trusted Platform Module 2.0
Internet Connection and Microsoft Account: Windows 11 Home requires an active internet connection and a Microsoft Account.
Graphics Card: DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
All in all, there are a lot of new features and improvements to be excited about in Windows 11. Be sure to have your notifications on and do the update on October 5th!