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Windows 11 ISO Leaks to the Web, New Start Screen, Mac-like Centered Dock, Rounded Edges

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Man, I had to double-check the date. I was hit with some hard nostalgia of the early 2000s when Apple first got this updated look, and there were a few Windows UI Theme Packs that crudely overrode the default UI in favor of a Mac-style UI. Because this is almost exactly what it looks like, just in higher res.

At this rate, I think I'm actually going to end up spending a bit on StarDock's Windows UI overhauls to get back my Win7 style setup and some functionality back.
 
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You know I had hoped they had finally figured out that desktop users don't want a mobile experience, but instead they just take the pure Windows 10 they were working on for mobile devices and decided to stick it on everything. I mean I'm going to hold off on deciding whether I like it or hate it until I hear more, but I am pessimistic.
 
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Looks horrible. So much wasted space and mobile design that has no place in a desktop OS. And I'll guarantee that many of the smaller features and settings from the control panel are STILL not ported to the metro interface.

To add insult to injury they don't even have a decent tablet that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
 

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To add insult to injury they don't even have a decent tablet that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

an ASUS VivoBook Flip TM420 is about $392 here. Its not a full on tablet by any means but it will run windows :laugh:
 

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All I see is news hogging my start menu, and a bunch of xbox crap. Same old sh*t, SMH. Gonna have to do major surgery.

Here’s hoping Stardock has a Start11 by release time.
 
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Classic MS - we don't know what to do so let's move things around and see what happens.
You simply have to use Teams for month to see how chaotic they are in their execution.
You just described all versions of MS Office... I hate finding where they moved things...
 
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It must have something new for DirectX. ..Vulkan 2.0 should be here by the end of the year or first quarter next year. I just know Vulkan 2.0 is is being worked on...

With vulkan you could still play the latest features (HW support) on even windows XP. With W7, W10 and even W11 appearantly you gotta update all the way around.

I dont like it. Too much of a integrated OS. OS needs todo simply being an OS. Nothing more.
 
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It just seems somehow right that Microsoft declared Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows then not even change the name for the next version. I just thought they meant they were going to change them name of their operating system to something else.
They can't because it literally is windows 10 with a new theme (at least I can't see any difference).
 
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The new Start menu does not have Live Tiles.

Additionally:

Windows 11 is expected to release to the public this October, available as a free upgrade to all Windows 10 devices, similar to other past Windows updates. Those who wish to stick with Windows 10 will be able to do so, while a second branch of Windows 10 is likely to support enterprises unwilling to upgrade to the new version immediately. We also expected Windows 11 to be available for standalone purchase, as with all past versions of Microsoft operating systems.
 
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Mac-like Centered Dock


Windows is WINDOWS and Mac is MAC!

Why are they trying to be "Mac-like". Oftentimes, strategy like this is more bounded to flop.
 

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My first thought is that since Windows 10 will stop getting feature updates, but only bug fixes, it will become very stable.
 
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While a change in UI can refresh things a little, but I am looking forward to the OS being less of a resource hog and ease of use for touchscreen users. With the introduction of Windows 10, the OS have pretty much obsolete mechanical hard disks because they get hammered with a lot of processes that it takes a solid 5 to 10 mins after booting before it settles down and no severe lag.
 
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Dammit if they are going to make it like a Mac I'm going to Linux

You can literally take 2 seconds and change the alignment of the taskbar back to left, it's in the settings.

Calm your farm.

Mac-like Centered Dock


Windows is WINDOWS and Mac is MAC!

Why are they trying to be "Mac-like". Oftentimes, strategy like this is more bounded to flop.
People have been asking to centre the icons on the taskbar for a long ass time now, there is even apps to do it on the Appstore because it's more eye-pleasing and workflow friendly - Especially on ultrawide displays.

You can turn off the centred icons in the settings if you're so upset by it :p
 

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Any actual useful details on what excuse they have for Windows 11 ?.

So much Win10 for ever, until most jumped on to it and then laughed at everyone.

You can literally take 2 seconds and change the alignment of the taskbar back to left, it's in the settings.

Calm your farm.


People have been asking to centre the icons on the taskbar for a long ass time now, there is even apps to do it on the Appstore because it's more eye-pleasing and workflow friendly - Especially on ultrawide displays.

You can turn off the centred icons in the settings if you're so upset by it :p

As long as they allow the old way most will be happy, although it be one more thing to change when installed. Not finding it eye pleasing here it's more of a annoyance.
 
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I downloaded and installed it in a VirtualBox virtual machine. I like its new UI a lot. It is like a breath of fresh air.

The leaked ISO is named 21996.1.210529-1541.co_release_CLIENT_CONSUMER_x64FRE_en-us.iso.

Be careful and do not install it in a normal machine, it may contain malware.

You may wait until the first formal Windows Insider release.
 
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Seriously? I sure hope 11 Enterprise LTSC doesn't look like a cross between a cell phone and late night television commercials.
 
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Seriously? I sure hope 11 Enterprise LTSC doesn't look like a cross between a cell phone and late night television commercials.

I think it is more focused to desktop than Windows 10. It has not Live Tiles for example.

I am a Linux user, and the start menu looks like GNOME in Linux.

Also it has desktop widgets, but they are not still available to use.

I think it is a major Windows release, focused in UI desktop improvements, while keeping support for touch screens.

I do not think it is useful for tablets, but lets wait and see the final release, it is still under development.
 
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I dunno... stability, security, usability, flexibility, customization... those are pretty important.

agree , personally i dont care what the gui looks like
 
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It is just Windows 10 with small GUI changes, all other apps are exactly the same! Installed it last night.
 
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Hope the dark theme will get some much needed consistency.
 
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