People are really bad at keeping secrets these days. The next iteration of the Microsoft-developed operating system, Windows 11, has already leaked just a week before the official reveal at a virtual event set for 24th June 2021. Get your heaps of salt ready as we take a look.
If this leaked build is legitimate (all signs point to that being the case) then the name of Microsoft’s new OS will indeed be Windows 11 as many people suggested. This leak also gives us a look at some of the new UI updates Windows 11 has in store.
Windows 11 changes
Right out of the gate users will notice a newly designed Out-Of-Box-Experience (OOTB) with overhauled visuals of the installation wizard.
The taskbar and start menu are the biggest difference most users will notice. By default, the taskbar icons will be centred, not unlike MacOS, the operating system in Apple laptops.
The start menu will open up in the centre of your screen, hovering just above the taskbar but you can change this in the settings to open up on the left of your screen.
Other changes include new animations, icons and some changes to the window snapping feature where you can divide your screen space up between different apps. There’s also a new startup sound.
As with most leaks, and especially with early builds of Windows, some of the changes highlighted here are still subject to change…again. So don’t go placing any wild bets on this being the version of Windows that Microsoft officially unveils at their event.
Source: Bleeping Computer