All right so the windows 11 event just went down. There’s a bunch of stuff I want to talk about so I’m going to focus on a few of the features that I think are kind of noteworthy. But then I want to take this conversation to just like the bigger picture the whole talk about Windows 11 first look and the whole launch. There are some interesting things to discuss feature Number one centered taskbar this is probably the most visually recognizable element of windows 11 so far and it’s a nice look it’s something that I’ve always tried to achieve in my previous versions of windows and it’s just right out of the box. it’s the center the start button is also there so if you’re used to just moving your mouse to the bottom left because it’s been like that forever. You now have to get used to clicking it kind of in the middle if you want to have it in the middle you can obviously position the whole taskbar back to the left. If that’s your jam but the center looks better.
number two is the start menu so they’ve gotten rid of the live tiles and it’s now a more modern kind of refreshed look to the start menu. The apps are just available in a grid and it’s just a nicer-looking start menu to be. the Third feature is on the window itself these now have rounded corners it’s a more modern look we’ve seen it on a whole bunch of other operating systems and now we see it on windows 11. I think it’s a nice look but it’s obviously not for everyone. You also have the ability to adjust these snap layouts which allow you to adjust the position and relative orientation of the different window panes. it’s just a simple way to organize your workflow which is pretty cool. 4 feature is near and dear to me because I’m a laptop user. I’m a sweet laptop nerd and I reconnect and disconnect the external monitor to my laptop very frequently like multiple times a day and I can’t believe this hasn’t been thought of before. Or no one seems to have done this properly before but when you disconnect an external monitor on windows 10the orientation of your panels is all jumbled up and then when you reconnect that monitor back up it doesn’t go back to its original station. windows 11 when you reconnect that monitor those panes and windows that you had in your particular positions they’ll go back to the way they were every time you reconnect a monitor it’s simple but it’s just so good and as a laptop user I love seeing that. now the last thing I want to talk about is how windows 11 first look is technically bringing android apps onto the windows 11 operating system. But it’s not you know they’re not getting app developers to write apps to run natively on Windows 11. what they’re doing is you go to the Microsoft store and you download the amazon app and then through the amazon app store, you can download android apps like further kindle products and stuff to run on the Windows 11 operating system. Now I looked into this a little bit it’s not really clear how it’s done like they say they use like intel bridge technology but it’s a runtime post compiler.
So they’re basically taking an app that’s written for not x86 I’m assuming an arm chip and they’re making it run on an x86 device. Which is kind of cool it’s not for everyone right not everyone needs android apps on their system but for the people that have wanted that in the past. You now have access to it but there is something that pops into my mind it’s like because that software that tech is from intel if you have an AMD based system would that work and also like way more valuable than. that was like would they allow just could we install apps like just go grab an app from the chrome-like the play store and just you know to install it like sideload it onto the windows device. That’d be so much better than running an app through an app of another app that’d be weird okay um all right let’s talk about the good stuff. so if you’ve noticed everything I’ve talked about so far about this windows11 launch has been aesthetics it’s just been a very it almost feels like alike a like a rich skin for windows 10right all this stuff could technically be done with a fancy skin and I’m sure there’s a lot of stuff under the hood right there’s performance advancements there’s a lot of stuff that they don’t really talk about on the stage about what’s actually happening underneath that makes windows11 specialbut the main headlining features havebeen these aesthetictweaks refreshes which is cool andbecause it’s a free upgradei’m not going to complain buttraditionally when it came to a newwindows operating system it was usuallymore substantial shift like you wentfrom 98 to xpto 2000 each jump was like this bigshift and not justhow it looks but how you interact withthe computer right it’s just anoperating system but those werebig changes every time you jumped up tothe point where if yourelied on your computer for work youprobably you were hesitant you’re likedo i want to update this because it’sthere’s a chance it’s going to bustthings.
this is weirdly stable this is a really early build this is like a may deployment and it’s not even meant for public consumption. it’s like the leaked beta and it’s surprisingly stable I’ve played games on it I’ve edited videos on it and it’s so stable because I think it’s just it’s not that much of a shift from Windows 10 which is a good thing right in the sense of stability but for the people that wanted something crazy and something more, substantial it’s not really. there now the question had was why to like why did they even call windows 11 when it could technically have been it could have been passed off as an incremental update for windows 10 right it’s not a huge shift and I think it’s because of like they’re just trying to draw publicity to this new version of windows and think it’s a good time right if youthink about apple products those m1 devices. the desktops laptops are popular right now they’re gaining traction and it’s likeokay apple’s got some moves got a new move not that windows have ever been a bad product but it’s just like it’s been stale it’s been sitting here for five-six years it just windows 10 it’s like reliably good but you breathe something like this in windows 11. it’s the new operating system and I think it just breathes life to the whole windows ecosystem in a nice manner I think it looks nice yeah there you go that’s kind of like the first look for windows 11.