Windows 11, the newest version of Microsoft’s desktop OS, was released on Oct. 5. The upgrade is free for Windows 10 PCs that are compatible with Windows 11. Microsoft will release an updated version of its PC Health Check app before the launch so users can see if their PC meets the system requirements to run Windows 11.
Windows-11 and Windows-10 basic differences
Windows 11 is the newly released version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, while Windows 10 is the previous version. While Windows 10 was released in July 2015. There are a number of differences between the two versions of Windows, including: –
|Topic||Windows 11||Windows 10|
|Interface||Windows 11 will include a new interface.||While Windows 10 will continue to use the current interface.|
|Taskbar & Start Menu||Windows 11 will include a new taskbar and a new Start menu.||While Windows 10 will continue to use the current taskbar and continue to use the current Start menu.|
|New features||Windows 11 will include new features such as an updated file explorer.||While Windows 10 will continue to use the current file explorer.|
|Available Upgrade||Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users.||While Windows 10 will be a paid upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.|
|Default Web Browser||Windows 11 will include a new default web browser.||Where Windows 10 will continue to use Microsoft Edge as the default web browser.|
|Default e-mail Client||Windows 11 will include a new default email client.||Windows 10 will continue to use Microsoft Outlook as the default email client.|
|Audio Player||Windows 11 will include a new default music player||While Windows 10 will continue to use Microsoft Groove as the default music player.|
|Media Player||Windows 11 will include a new default video media player.||While Windows 10 will continue to use Microsoft Movies & TV as the default video player.|
|Display||Windows 11 will include support for 4K displays.||While Windows 10 will continue to support 1080p HD displays.|
|Security Feature||Windows 11 will include new security features such as Windows Hello.||While Windows 10 will continue to use the current security features.|
|Processor||1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor.||1 GHz or faster.|
|RAM||4 GB||1 GB for 32-bit and 2 GB for 64-bit.|
|Storage||64 GB or larger Storage needed.||32 GB or larger Storage needed.|
|Graphics||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.||Compatible with DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.|
|Internet connection & Microsoft account||Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account.||Internet connectivity is necessary to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features.|
What is the big difference between Windows 10 and Windows 11?
Speed and design are the two main changes between 10 and 11. There are some interesting features, like the ability to use android apps on your computer, but the new speed enhancement should be the main focus. With the use of compression techniques and resource allocation algorithms, Windows 11 is the next step to a faster experience with your computer.
The design has been slightly adjusted. The start menu has been moved to the center and the overall look is reminiscent of Mac. You are able to move it back to the left if that’s where you are more comfortable keeping your start menu.
Look and Feel
Well this might be more of a subjective choice, but I think Windows 11 is growing on me. It is definitely polished than Windows 10. The animations are much better and smooth, and it has this modern Glassy feel which to be honest looks quite good.
I don’t know how I feel about rounded corners and new explorer icons, but new start menu is quite ergonomic and snappy, search doesn’t lag like in Windows 10 and is instant and snappy. The new lock screen is also pleasant and i also like the new shutdown and booting animations (it’s really minimalist with black background and white text, no blue like in Windows 10).
The new font in Windows 11 also gives it a modern feel. The settings app is redesigned with many other components such as file explorer etc. Most of the UI elements have been uncluttered and rest of the option are hidden under this ‘more options’ in the ribbon. But not all elements are redesigned, for e.g. all legacy and advanced programs are still the same (no dark mode) for e.g., registry editor or services or control panel (icons have changed but that’s it).
Ultimately it depends on the user what they feel about it.
Why is Windows-11 better than Windows-10?
You’ll find it easier to create and toggle between different virtual desktops in Windows 11 compared to Windows 10. Windows 11 will let you set up virtual desktops in a way that’s more similar to Macs, toggling between multiple desktops at once for personal, hybrid work, school, or gaming use.
Are there problems with Windows 10 or Windows 11?
There were more than a few bugs Windows 11 these versions were released. Luckily, these bugs are quickly identified and repaired in the next scheduled update. Most of these bugs have been dealt with, however there is an ongoing problem with memory leaks. File explorer windows have been taking extra RAM when opened, and then not releasing it when closed. Not everyone is having this problem, and it has been around since Windows 10. Microsoft is diligently working on bug repair and they make progress with every update.
Why upgrade to Windows 11 if you have no problem with Windows 10 computers?
If you are happy with the way things are then leave it, but make sure you do get the latest security downloads. If you use a lot of programs or files at once then you might want to stick with Windows 10 for as long as you can, Windows 11 taskbar is painful.
Well if you are bored with Windows 10 then, Windows 11 is worth a shot, first you might notice that your ram is filling up way faster, but reality is you didn’t care about it that much in Windows 10 so it might feel like shit is going down on your computer but the differences are really marginal.
Windows 11 is heavy for sure. If you look at the requirements you can make it out that Windows 11 is more resource intensive, given all the UI tweaks and glassy transparencies which is in built, and I’m not even going to dive in TPM (trusted platform module) jargon and Bit locker thingy because it is just not worth explaining, either you are getting it or you are not.