A handful of new features keep Windows feeling fresh, but don’t stress if you can’t get the update on day one.
Sorry, no Spinal Tap “goes to 11” puns here. That’s mostly because Windows 11 feels more like Windows 10.5 than a generational leap — not that there’s really anything wrong with that. An operating system, whether it’s MacOS on your MacBook or Google’s Wear OS on your smartwatch, gets better the more transparent it is to the end user. And that end user is you, sitting in front of a laptop keyboard or tapping on a phone screen.
You’ll be able to find out starting on October 5, which is when Microsoft is making Windows 11 available on a rolling basis as a free upgrade to most Windows 10 users. If you have Windows 8, you’ll have tp get the free upgrade to Windows 10 first, then upgrade to Windows 11.