Windows 11 Shows Promise (and concerns)…
Windows has been on our naughty AND our nice lists for a long time. With each new version released since XP – we’ve seen a lot of different improvements as well as downright failures.
(Windows ME anyone??? No? – Yeah, figured…)
On the horizon is a new version of Windows that has recently been placed into our hands – and we’ve been checking it out off and on over the past week.
What We’ve Found:
So far, the look feels a bit like Windows 10. The start menu has been polished a bit and the search has been upgraded into a functional tool. It searches immediately now and doesn’t seem to have the two second or so lag.
Microsoft wants to remove all folders from the Start Menu before the release according to sources. Which doesn’t bother many advanced users, however – those stuck in 1995 will have a bad time losing their folders.
App searching seems to be ideally the same as well and during our initial testing, all the stock apps appeared to populate in search immediately without any lag or noticeable latency.
By default, the Task Bar now appears in the center of the screen – but can be changed in settings. Have fun not having any right-click menu functionality anymore… It’s now hidden in settings slightly.
The Widgets area seemed to be a fairly large joke, without any third party widgets – this area will be completely overlooked by most users.
Your own love and like of Windows 11 will vary – we’ve decided that we’ll be trying her out as soon as she is available on October 5th 2021.
And No… There’s no Android App Functionality turned on in the beta yet… Sorry Everyone. We know you wanted to know.