Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Windows 11 as a redesigned computing platform that feels familiar but has numerous changed components. It offers new ways for users to create, learn, play, and connect with others globally.
Feeling familiar may take some adjusting, however. Windows 11 is built around a simplified user interface for productivity, creativity, and ease of use. The new design entails a smaller, centered taskbar and a new approach to task switching.
Other new features include a transparent sliding widgets panel that does not interfere with your desktop layout, an enhanced focus on gaming, and overall system performance. Windows 11 also comes with a completely rebuilt Microsoft Store.