Microsoft Windows Evolution 1986 to 2021
Since we now know that Microsoft plans on releasing Windows 11 as a free download for existing Windows 10 users during the 2021 holiday season, it will be fitting to look back at just how far the operating system has come. Windows 11 will be the first major release since 2015, and it builds upon its predecessor by revamping the user interface to follow the company’s new Fluent Design guidelines that focuses on ease of use and flexibility. Read more for a video, additional information, and a bonus clip.



Other new features in Windows 11 include a revamped Microsoft Store, which serves as a unified storefront for apps and other content as well as the ability for users to install and run Android apps onto their device. These apps can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store through the Amazon App Store. Its redesigned interface is flows throughout the operating system, complete with translucency, shadows, a new color palette, and rounded geometry. The taskbar buttons are center-aligned by default, similar to OS X, while the new “Widgets” button displays a panel with widgets along with a news feed powered by Microsoft News.

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