Windows 11 Is Here, And Like Windows 10, It Is a Free Upgrade


Windows 11 was launched a couple of weeks ago (in June, actually). However, mass rollout was delayed. Microsoft said that the software would start hitting devices sometime in October 2021.

We are happy to report that the day is finally here.

Users across the world can now install the Windows 10 successor.

Windows 11, just like Windows 10, is a free upgrade for eligible computers (there are a ton of hardware requirements, but the biggest one is that your PC should have an 8th Gen Intel CPU or above, with other variations for AMD).

Some of Windows 11 main features include a redesigned Start menu, Teams integration, support for Android apps, Window widgets, and improved gestures on tablets.

Others include the following:

  • Microsoft Store on Windows has been redesigned from the ground up to be easier to build for, and make it more seamless for customers to find and browse apps, games and entertainment all in one place.  
  • Snap Layouts and Groups offer a more powerful way to multitask and optimize your screen real estate in a way that is visually clean.
  • Windows 11 is the most inclusively designed version of Windows, built with and for people with disabilities.
  • The Operating System for Hybrid Work and Learning – Beginning today, organizations can also start moving to Windows 11 on powerful PCs and through the cloud with Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Chipto-cloud Protection – Windows 11 was designed with security in mind to meet the challenges we will face in this new work environment and beyond. 
  • New Tools and Resources for Developers – Windows 11 is for all developers – whether they are building apps for a PC, web, phone, game console or anything in between – and provides the most seamless development experience. A more open store, deep development integrations and new design are just the start.
  • Available on the Widest Array of Choice in Devices – Microsoft is proud to offer Windows 11 on the widest array of choice in devices, form factors, and silicon from its valued partners at Acer, AMD, ASUS, Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Surface. 

Have you gotten the update? If yes, how is it so far?

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