Microsoft Windows 11 was released on October 4, 2021. The previous version of the Microsoft operating system was Windows 10 which was released in 2005. In Windows 11 we can see many improvements like Xbox gaming is improved, running android apps become possible, a new start menu, rounded corner Windows and much more.
Today I am going to discuss some pros and cons of Windows 11.
Advantages of Windows 11
Some benefits of Windows 11 are:-
Improved gaming experience:
The gaming is improved in Windows 11 with new Xbox support. There is a menu tab for gaming on the left when you open up Microsoft Store on your PC. Some default games like solitaire and other basic games are preinstalled with every version of Windows 11 as well.
By task view, you can now navigate to different Windows. You can arrange windows in different sizes and move to a custom view. The Windows you move in the windowpane will be remembered when you switch to other Windows. You can view and work on multiple Windows at the same time.
Many items in Windows 11 have improved in graphically and become more attractive. For example, the taskbar is redesigned, notification is customized, the system tray has fresh icons, and the cursor is now an adaptive, floating login screen. The start button is now in the middle but you can change it to the left side if you want.
In Windows 11 the search functionality is a bit faster than in earlier versions of Windows. If you start your search then results will show up in a popup. You can search for any app or settings easily.
You can now easily chat with other team members via Microsoft teams and it is integrated with Windows 11 nicely. You can create employee teams or your friend’s team and chat with them. You can share your screen, share files, audio and video chat and also create upcoming meetups.
As we have seen that Windows 10 behave badly on smart devices like tablet and smartphones. The design was not so impressive in Windows 10. But Windows 11 perform well on tablets. Users can now interact with the screen through the digital pen, voice typing, custom keyboard settings, and touch screen. The Windows 11 operating system on a tablet can be integrated with the Amazon App store, Android Application Support and Microsoft store.
Now with Windows 11, you have a widgets panel display on the left side. To open the widget’s window, you have to click on widgets from the taskbar. The widgets panel contains weather stats, stocks stats, premier league stats, top stories and popular articles from different websites.
Disadvantages of Windows 11
Some drawbacks of Windows 11 are:-
Issues with Windows 10 users:
There occurs some compatibility issues if you switch from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Some users may face user interface changes. Some items are also missing in Windows 11. For example, if you right-click on the taskbar then most of the menu items are removed. You can no longer drag a file or folder from one window to other in the taskbar. And some other changes also.
If you want to be an advanced user, you will need to get training from any tech person. There are many new features added to the Windows 11 that are unknown to new users. For example, multiple desktops, support for android apps, a new search feature, and an improved task view. If you are a basic user of Windows then you have to learn some skills to use the latest version of Windows.
High system requirements:
Windows 11 has some strict hardware requirements that your system needs to meet. Your system should be having 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of hard disk space and have TPM version 1.2 or higher. Also, your system has secure boot capable support. Your processor clock speed should be at least 1GHZ. Your graphics card should be compatible with DirectX 12 with the WDDM 2.0 driver.
In Windows 11 there are no android apps supported yet. Microsoft announced to support of android apps but it is still not available on Windows 11.
Cortana was introduced in Windows 10 and it is a type of Microsoft web search in the search box. It supports voice search also. But in Windows 11 Cortana is no more available. Some people like Cortana search but it is not supported now.