So what is Windows 11?
Windows 11 is a project codenamed ‘Andromeda’, a reimagining of Windows from the ground up. It is a completely separate operating system from Windows 10, with its own user interface and design concepts, and will not replace Windows 10 on your phone, desktop or Xbox. However, Windows 11 will run on all of your Windows 10 devices. So upgrading to Windows 11 won’t affect you at all.
But is Windows 11 any better than windows 10? As the name suggests, Windows 11 is meant to be easier to use, and to be a big step forward for Microsoft’s multi-platform operating system. That’s because Cortana is, well, the smartest personal assistant on the planet. She’s designed to handle all the things. Right now, Cortana is only available to Windows Insiders, but we expect to be able to run the beta on Windows 10 and then make it available to everyone any day now. Even if you’re not one of the select few who gets early access, Cortana will be available offline at large for now.
Starting today, you’re going to want to get working on upgrading to Windows 11. Before you do, here are some of the key features you’ll experience and improvements you’ll see:
Cortana is a major part of the Windows 11 upgrade experience
Big improvements on the Edge browser. They’re bringing back fast & smooth browser navigation.
Cortana suggestions. They are building a personal assistant with real suggestions – not just “big data.”
Improved processor. They will be using a new ARM architecture to make Windows more energy-efficient.
More personalization options. They are re-architecting their OS to be more personal. You will now be able to control your settings from the Lock Screen and Action Center — no 3D Metro shell required!
Improved security. They are proactively pushing out security fixes to address recently found critical security holes.
You’ll be able to maintain an active role in Cortana’s personal life to enhance the way she responds and curates the conversation. Cortana and the entire Windows experience are designed to help empower you when and how you want to use Windows.