Thursday, June 24th 2021

Microsoft Launches Windows 11 Operating System

Microsoft is today holding a virtual Windows Event to showcase what is next for Windows. As we have made reports earlier in the past few weeks, the Redmond giant has shown-off the next-generation Windows 11 operating system, which will make a major improvement compared to Windows 10 both internally and as far as looks are concerned. We were live-blogging all of that, and at exactly, 11 am Eastern Time. You can find the whole live blog below, and check out the new Windows 11 OS features.

14:43 UTC: The event is about to start...
15:00 UTC: Here we are, the event is beginning. Retrospect: Windows has been with us for 35 years.
15:05 UTC: Some technical issues have made the stream stop. Hoping that it will be resolved soon...
15:09 UTC: Continuing: Windows is more responsible now and with the new Windows 11 updates, they are 40% smaller. The overall user experience has been redesigned in a way to give users maximum snappiness and the best possible performance. Supposedly, the UI is taking a smaller percentage of the CPU and visual elements have improved computing usage.
15:11 UTC: Multitasking made easier: The company introduces snap layouts. You can choose the specific layout you want your application windows to be set up. The OS is learning about your behaviours using AI and creates snap layouts that might fit your use-case best. You can always have them prepared in case you need any type of layout.
15:13 UTC: Snap Groups is made to give you the easiest workspace switching.
15:14 UTC: Vertical Tabs and Desktops are here to make your computing easier. Each desktop can has its purpose. You can theme each desktop for a specific need: gaming, content creation, or content consumption.
15:17 UTC: Microsoft Teams is getting integrated directly into Windows. Works with any device and gives you the flexibility to connect to everyone you wish. Friends, family, or work. This means that Skype is now getting a contender from... the same company?
15:20 UTC: Windows Widgets: Personalized newspaper powered by AI. Helps Windows adapt to the user and deliver local and global news. You can see weather information as well, all on the transparent acrylic-like background.
15:21 UTC: The new Windows 11 is made to adapt to all kinds of users. Whatever they have a keyboard or not. The experience is consistent for all kinds of use cases including pen for creative work. This means that touchscreen users have the same ability to perfrom tasks as keyboard users do, as there is virtual touch function for everything.
15:23 UTC: Voice typing is now a thing and there are a broad range of voice commands that you can use to control your device.
15:25 UTC: Microsoft store is getting re-designed to show you the latest movies and shows you would be interested in.
15:26 UTC: Next up is gaming! The new Windows 11 OS is here to ease the life of gamers. Auto-HDR is coming from Xbox. Thousands of games supported out of the box and you can check out a sample below.. Direct Storage API is coming as well, making for game loading to be much easier than before.
15:30 UTC: Xbox Game Pass is now a part of the OS with Xbox Cloud Gaming integrated alongside.
15:32 UTC: A wide range of peripherals are supported, everything you used so far now works in the new OS seamlessly.
15:34 UTC: Microsoft Store is getting an update. Apps are the central part of the OS and Microsoft understands that. Developers can now ship all kinds of apps (Win32, PWA, UWP...) to the store and Microsoft is helping the developers grow their business. Developer session happens later today. Android apps are coming to Windows using Inter bridge technology.

15:38 UTC: Microsoft's partners have been making hardware made with Windows 11 in mind. Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm made everything work with the new OS and the integration is smooth.
15:39 UTC: The talk is over, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella now thanks us and reflects on Windows in the past and how we got here.

15:43 UTC: "Windows is platform for making platforms" - Satya Nadella
15:46 UTC: The stream is now officially over. Official release date has not been announced. You can see Microsoft's official Windows 11 page here.
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127 Comments on Microsoft Launches Windows 11 Operating System

#1
dcf-joe
Just scrub back like a minute or two from being Live and you won't be annoyed by all of the cutting out.

Edit: Nevermind, it still cuts out even when not Live :roll:
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#2
Makaveli
lol major issues with this stream nice MS.
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#3
Chomiq
Stream won't play in Firefox, will play in Edge. Classic MS.


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Now it won't even play on Edge. Bravo. Looking forward to similar "experience" with W11.
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#4
Makaveli
i've tried 3 different browsers aswell as changing my location via vpn and stream is still broken.
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#5
TheOne
The cutting in and out has been my favorite parts of the stream.
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#7
dcf-joe
Some people were saying elsewhere that the Facebook stream of this live event has been smooth, you might have to disable your adblocker to see the link: [MEDIA=facebook]795771944468952[/MEDIA]
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#8
RealKGB
I'm 15 minutes behind and no stutters for me. Perhaps try that?
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#9
Razrback16
For those of you watching and who have been following W11 does it look / seem much different from W10 in terms of just usage? I'm hoping they don't go a W8 again with the tablet OS stuff.
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#10
windwhirl
... They should have used YT and call it a day.
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#11
Lycanwolfen
Same old microsoft look its pretty look it plays games look wigets with ads. Never explains anything about what changes for security. what changes for system. How about a secure file system and get away from NTFS nope!
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#12
Makaveli
dcf-joeSome people were saying elsewhere that the Facebook stream of this live event has been smooth, you might have to disable your adblocker to see the link: [MEDIA=facebook]795771944468952[/MEDIA]
i'm on this feed now and its up thanks for the link
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#13
Lycanwolfen
And this is why I own a Playstation 3 orginial and a PS5

Screw the freaking Store

Oh boy andriod apps in windows oh boy the virus writers dream come true. Ten buck first day its released 100 virus's come out. Its even more intergrated than before.
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#14
dcf-joe
Makavelii'm on this feed now and its up thanks for the link
You are welcome. I know the frustration of live feeds cutting out.
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#15
TheOne
You know I sat through that for a release date, I want my 47 minutes back.
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#16
chaosmassive
RIP skype, not even a mention of it, you wont be missed, go join your comrade msn in graveyard.
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#17
Lycanwolfen
How I think MS should have presented this Event. Hello Welcome to Windows 11, A whole new interface which looks and feels cool. By the way you have no choice of apps when installing. When you sign in you must make a Microsoft account so we can track everything you do. This way we can see what you like and intergrate everything for you automaticly. IF you need a third party app goto the store we will have it there for you. You need to spend money of course. Also we added Andriod apps so you can have your favorite Andriod apps on your windows computer. This way you can write virus's faster and quicker for windows problems. No worries we did not update NTFS to a newer secure file system so ransomware can still happen on your system. If you like gaming you will feel happy because we got Xbox even more intergrated with Windows 11. Like Wigets we have updated the interface so you can have more advertising then ever before. We added lots of new features for Tablets with on screen quick keyboards and more ways to control your advertisments. I'm sorry but you cannot any more use powershell to remove such apps. We control every aspect of your windows experience to make your computing better than before. Cortana can now listen too your every word so your privacy is well protected by her alone. Of course we will send anything we hear to the CIA or FBI. We have added many features in Edge so it takes full controll over your PC. IF you like Chrome or other browsers we will warn you they are not secure and you should use Edge only. We will also make sure Edge is your default PDF viewer because who needs fox it or adobe anyways. In closing Welcome to Windows 11 where we control your entire Windows experience to make your life better.
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#18
TheLostSwede
chaosmassiveRIP skype, not even a mention of it, you wont be missed, go join your comrade msn in graveyard.
Some of us still use it regularly.
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#19
Makaveli
TheLostSwedeSome of us still use it regularly.
Yup I use it to talk to my pops who is in china right now.
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#20
zmeul
you have to be really touched for you to be MS and do what you did after the aftermath of W8
did they really not learned a thing from that dumpster fire .. I'm just astonished
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#21
TheOne
So what is the best Linux distro to use with Steam's Proton?
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#22
zlobby
ChomiqStream won't play in Firefox, will play in Edge. Classic MS.


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Now it won't even play on Edge. Bravo. Looking forward to similar "experience" with W11.
I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed. If history has had taught us anything, it's that M$ care to spend only this much money on QA and quality developers. I pity the enterprise customers who decide to adopt it early.
TheOneSo what is the best Linux distro to use with Steam's Proton?
Prolly Ubuntu, although Canonical are playing some shenanigans too.
chaosmassiveRIP skype, not even a mention of it, you wont be missed, go join your comrade msn in graveyard.
As a rule, everything touched by M$ gets botched up to the point it's a unusable abomination. In the Skype case I'm not really sure if it was the classic EEE or just M$ being utterly incompetent.
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#23
srsbsns
Anyone else in IT see this and start feeling a panic attack coming on?
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#24
TumbleGeorge
Hmm, but where is my new windows really new from it's first bites?
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#25
DuxCro
Every other windows is traditionally garbage. Xp=good, vista=garbage, 7=good, 8=garbage,10=good, 11=garbage.
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