Windows 11 is developed by Microsoft and a major release of the Windows NT operating system. It can be downloaded via MSDN and TechNet. It is free to upgrade for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users’ retail copy through Window Store. However, for Windows 7 users it is a free upgrade via Windows Update. Those devices which are in enterprise environments get updates at a slower rate. It got a positive response on its original release by users. Reviewers admired Microsoft for providing a desktop-oriented interface in line with previous versions. It is praised upon having a software bundle over Windows 8.1, Xbox Live integration, Cortana personal assistant functionality and capabilities, and Microsoft Edge.
The media has criticized the changes in operating system behavior that includes installation of updates, the privacy of data collection by the operating system, and adware tactics being used to promote the OS on its release. It is the only version of Windows that supports IA-32 and ARMv7 based processors.
Windows 11 makes users experience and function more reliable between different classes of devices and also addresses adequacies in user interface. It supports universal applications that are an expansion of Metro-style can run across many Microsoft products with similar code including tablets, embedded systems, smartphones, PCs, Surface Hub, Mixed reality, and Xbox One. To handle the transition between a mouse and touchscreen interface the Windows user interface was revised based on input devices specifically on 2-in-1 PCs. Both interfaces include a reorganized start menu that incorporates some elements of Windows 7 with tiles of Windows 8. It is also acquainted with a virtual desktop system, Microsoft Edge Web Browser, a task View (desktop and window management system feature), face recognition login and fingerprint support, an enterprise environment with a new security feature, and DirectX12.
Runtime ecosystem application was revised into UWP (Universal Windows Platform. Universal applications were able to run across several device classes and platforms together with tablets, smartphones, Xbox One Consoles and those devices compatible with Windows 10. Windows applications share code across platforms have responsive designs according to need of devices and inputs availability. On Windows 11, Microsoft Store serves as a unified storefront for apps, video content, and eBooks Windows 11 also allows web apps and desktop software (using either Win32 or .NET Framework) to be packaged for distribution on Microsoft Store. Desktop software distributed through Windows Store is packaged using the App-V system to allow sandboxing
It consisted a redesigned interface all through OS, building upon a Fluent Design System; translucency, shadows, a new color palette, and rounded geometry are prevalent throughout the UI. A prevalent aspect of the design is an appearance known as “Mica”, described as an “opaque, dynamic material that incorporates theme and desktop wallpaper to paint the background of long-lived windows such as apps and settings Much of the interface and start menu take heavy inspiration from the now-canceled Windows 10X.
Taskbar buttons are being aligned and permanently pinned to the bottom edge of the screen and cannot be moved off to the top, left or right edges of the screen compared to previous versions of Windows. By clicking the time and date notifications sidebar can be assessed. Contrary to that by clicking system tray volume, brightness, and media playback controls can be assessed that are moved to new settings pop-up. A panel with Microsoft Start is being displayed by the widgets button on the taskbar. A new aggregator with personalized
stories and content. Microsoft Teams are assimilated with taskbar with Popup shows a list of recent conversations.
Start Menu is redesigned by replacing live titles used by Windows 8. x and 10 with grid of pinned applications and recent applications and documents. File explorer updated to replace its ribbon toolbar with a traditional toolbar. To move common tasks to a toolbar along the top of the menu the context menu is redesigned while the overflow menu consisting hides advanced operations. Task view featured a refreshed design that supports separate wallpapers to virtual desktops. The Segoe UI font has been updated to a variable version, improving its ability to scale between display resolutions.
Windows Subsystem for Android
Windows 11 will allow its users to install and run Android Applications onto their devices by Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) and Android Open Source Project (AOSP). These applications can be assessed from Microsoft Store at Amazon Appstore. It will require an Amazon account, Microsoft account, 8GB RAM or more to run applications, and one-time windows installation from the Amazon store. The android applications can be installed through the Android application package (APK).
Windows 11 can only be run on devices with a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 security coprocessor that is a critical building block for security against firmware and hardware attacks.
As per the above discussion, it has come to know that Windows 11 has extraordinary features of the user interface, Windows subsystem for android, and security system features.