Windows 11 Release on the Cards? Here’s What You Need to Know

We already know Windows 11 has been in the making for quite some time now and reports suggest we might have the first glimpse of it.

No Microsoft hasn’t officially released anything but as it often happens these days, it was a leak. The leak comes from the Chinese site Baidu.

They released screenshots of the new user interface which included the all-new Start Menu, Taskbar, and File Explorer. But that’s not all.

Within a few hours, the desktop OS was released as well which further validated the updates suggested by the screenshots.

In case you want to have a look at the changes you can find high-res photos of the interface on The Verge. These have been posted by their editor Tom Warran

At first glimpse, it is pretty evident that inspiration for Windows 11 comes from the now-abandoned Windows 10x, but don’t worry, there’s plenty to give it a new look and feel.

The most noticeable of the changes are the Start Menu and the Task Bar icons which are no longer left-aligned but centered aligned now.

Some other changes include a Start button that gives you a floating window in the center. From there you can open your recently used files, pinned apps, and the restart/shut down the PC/Laptop.

Alongside this, you will find the Widget tool where you can easily check on the latest news, weather, apps. Even the app store is expected to undergo major upgrades. Though it is too early to tell what these changes will be.

There’s also a new starting sound and installing the new OS on your system is going to be different. Again, we’ll only know more details about that after the release.

Your screen won’t have pointy edges anymore since Windows 11 features rounded-off edges. You will see this softness also on the menus and apps.

In case you didn’t know, Windows 10X was touted to be the lightweight version of Windows until it was abandoned and merged with the Sun Valley update that should be released sometime next week.

The Windows 11 leak is in contrast to what Microsoft had previously stated saying Windows 10 is the “last version of Windows”. But as per the hints, a Windows 11 reveal could happen a week from now.

So what do you think about the first looks of Windows 11? Excited? Or do you prefer the look of Windows 10? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Written By Eric Smith

My name is Eric Smith and I've been working within the tech space for over 10 years, both at one of the largest computer manufacturers (for which I have no affiliation with anymore) but also in the retail sector where I gained a lot of experience in helping people finding suitable tech products.