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

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I did not even want to try it if this is how it look. Its a shame microsoft is copying Mac which is a shame. Also it will be easy for win11 users to migrate to mac due to similarity.. its important for Ms to stick to its root so that they have the advantage of familiarity
Everybody is "stealing" from everybody else, whole GUI has a single origin. There are certain trends they are al following.
 
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Gotta agree with @lexluthermiester for once. Really, if you’ve ever used a Mac, there is no similarity whatsoever between the dock and the start bar. Your average Windows user will face a significant learning curve moving to a Mac (and vice-versa).

Still disappointed in @btarunr’s comparison... So many uninformed posts unnecessarily invoking MacOS because of a bad take! The start menu is like the finder? I think you meant file explorer or whatever it’s called now, which has always been similar across almost every OS.
 
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"News and Interests" is as wanted or necessary as "Clippy".

I'm not a toddler. I need visual duplo blocks like I need an aneurysm: I hate that icon garbage. All it does is take up space on my screen and offers ZERO useful benefit. I may be called a Luddite who misses the command line, but come on... stop with the kindergarten BS already!
 
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"News and Interests" is as wanted or necessary as "Clippy".

I'm not a toddler. I need visual duplo blocks like I need an aneurysm: I hate that icon garbage. All it does is take up space on my screen and offers ZERO useful benefit. I may be called a Luddite who misses the command line, but come on... stop with the kindergarten BS already!
GUI is all that matters nowadays, if it doesn't look like their phone. millennials wouldn't know what to do with it.
 

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GUI is all that matters nowadays, if it doesn't look like their phone. millennials wouldn't know what to do with it.
i want to argue but thats what apple is doing, making kids grow up playing games on ipads, to having a phone with the same OS, to school and graphics/video work on what is now the same OS on ipad pro and the M1 macs... It's just not the millenials, it's the gen after them - It's Gen Z and the following Gen Alpha who are doing this
 
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i want to argue but thats what apple is doing, making kids grow up playing games on ipads, to having a phone with the same OS, to school and graphics/video work on what is now the same OS on ipad pro and the M1 macs... It's just not the millenials, it's the gen after them - It's Gen Z and the following Gen Alpha who are doing this
That reminds me of my story about giving my 3 or 4 year old nephew my Atari 800 with bunch of games on floppy disks. Although he couldn't read he just copied names of games from floppies letter by letter behind Run command (I told him about) and so started and played the games. He wasn't even interested in letters as such but took them as pictures to replicate on the keyboard.
 
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This is funny
 
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Yeesh, that little snippet from that zdnet article is giving me Tom's Hardware ray tracing flashbacks, also inaccurate if Windows 11 is Windows 10X, which it seem to be if the leak is real.
 
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Brian over at TechYesCity showed a very easy way to install Windows 11 flawlessly;

He also did this;
Funny as hell!!

"Is my friend a good friend?"
Brian TechYesCity 2021
 
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From what i been seeing it's just a reskin, Ching Ching. Like come on performs just like Win10 yeah right.

Absolutely disgusting rounded crap with tons of mobile elements.
MS is absolute shameless liars, they said Win 10 would be the last.

That's when they thought they be able to make it a service, it did not work "this" time.


They will just say it has many more security fixes so everyone buys it.
 
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hmm that figures Microsoft would do something like this. I have a feeling that before long there will be a Windows 12.
 
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So. Much. Padding.

Every icon is a million miles apart and you can't tighten the grid. Just wasting screen space for the hell of it.

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There is things I like but sadly Microsoft enjoys padding. The edge UI feels like its built for 4k screens and tablets as an example.

I said in the other thread I hope there is a small icons option for taskbar as they are huge, and yeah I agree on your padding comment as well.

guys. It can be activated with windows 10 key :) I have tried logging with my old M$ acct, then I used my windows 10 keys to activate :)

Did a short video. Taskbar can be changed so it will look like windows 10 and not Mac look


Ouch "use small taskbar icons" has gone.

Those are way too big, right now I have 78 icons on my taskbar, I multitask heavily.
 
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Today is the official announcement of Windows 11, 11:00 ET (15:00 UTC/GMT).

It will be available here:

 
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Ouch "use small taskbar icons" has gone.

Those are way too big, right now I have 78 icons on my taskbar, I multitask heavily.

Yup same noticed. but I think it will change. Will know in few hours :)
 
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It's official!
 
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There is things I like but sadly Microsoft enjoys padding. The edge UI feels like its built for 4k screens and tablets as an example.

I said in the other thread I hope there is a small icons option for taskbar as they are huge, and yeah I agree on your padding comment as well.



Ouch "use small taskbar icons" has gone.

Those are way too big, right now I have 78 icons on my taskbar, I multitask heavily.
Is it still possible to show titles next to the icons, Win95 style? Also, is it still possible to not collapse several instances of the same application into one icon?

I certainly don't multitask heavily, I start feeling lost when I have more than ~10 things open, including all windows, all browser tabs, windows in RDP sessions, everything.
 
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Just want to share with you guys. So now windows 11 is official, been thinking of installing windows 11 on metal.

Anyway, long story short, I checked my bios and it has option for TPM. Selection is firmware TPM and discrete TPM. When it was on discrete TPM, naturally, windows 11 installation prompt that it cannot be installed due to TPM 2.0 not present. But when I choose firmware TPM, didnt get the error.

So check out your mobo bios if there are options of TPM before doing all the "work arounds" that is floating around the web if you decide to install windows 11. If you are curious, my mobo is x570 Asus Crosshair Viii Hero with 3900 XT

Will be installing this weekend on my desktop
 
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Just want to share with you guys. So now windows 11 is official, been thinking of installing windows 11 on metal.

Anyway, long story short, I checked my bios and it has option for TPM. Selection is firmware TPM and discrete TPM. When it was on discrete TPM, naturally, windows 11 installation prompt that it cannot be installed due to TPM 2.0 not present. But when I choose firmware TPM, didnt get the error.

So check out your mobo bios if there are options of TPM before doing all the "work arounds" that is floating around the web if you decide to install windows 11. If you are curious, my mobo is x570 Asus Crosshair Viii Hero with 3900 XT

Will be installing this weekend on my desktop
I fell in same trap until I check deeper down in BIOS.(Asus Prime x470 Pro.) fTPM = Firmware.
 

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Just want to share with you guys. So now windows 11 is official, been thinking of installing windows 11 on metal.

Anyway, long story short, I checked my bios and it has option for TPM. Selection is firmware TPM and discrete TPM. When it was on discrete TPM, naturally, windows 11 installation prompt that it cannot be installed due to TPM 2.0 not present. But when I choose firmware TPM, didnt get the error.

So check out your mobo bios if there are options of TPM before doing all the "work arounds" that is floating around the web if you decide to install windows 11. If you are curious, my mobo is x570 Asus Crosshair Viii Hero with 3900 XT

Will be installing this weekend on my desktop
thats cause boards support a plug in TPM module as well as the firmware/mobo one
 
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thats cause boards support a plug in TPM module as well as the firmware/mobo one
yup. but I wouldnt buy extra module for it. :)
 
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