Windows 11 to Launch on October 5

Microsoft have announced that the long-awaited Windows 11 will become available on October 5, 2021. The new operating system will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs pre-loaded with Windows 11 will become available for purchase. Did we mention the new operating will be available as a free upgrade?

Here are some highlights of the new OS:

Highlights of The Windows 11 Release

  • New modernised and fresh design.
  • Start will make use of the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show your recent files, regardless of the device you’re viewing them on.
  • Snap layouts and Groups provide users with an even more powerful way of multitasking.
  • Microsoft Teams’ Chat has been integrated into the taskbar.
  • Widgets – A new personalised feed, will provide a more efficient way of accessing information.
  • Windows 11 comes equipped with a new Microsoft Store, featuring an overhauled design.
  • New accessibility improvements.
  • Improved experiences with touch, digital pen and voice input.
  • Designed for hybrid work.

The Best Windows For Gaming?

According to Microsoft, the new operating system unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware with advanced technology (DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR).

Take a look at the video below to find out more about why Microsoft deems 11 the best Windows for gaming:

How Will Windows 11 Be Rolled Out?

The free upgrade will begin rolling out on October 5 in a phased and measured approach.

As said by Microsoft:

Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, we want to make sure we’re providing you with the best possible experience. That means new eligible devices will be offered the upgrade first. The upgrade will then roll out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device and other factors that impact the upgrade experience. We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.”

If you have a Windows 10 machine that is eligible for the upgrade, Windows will notify you via an update when it’s available. You can also check if Windows 11 is ready for your PC by doing the following: Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.


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