Forget all the talk about Windows 12, could Windows 11.1 Pro win you over?
Although Windows 11 hasn’t been out that long -- it was only released towards the end of 2021 -- there is already a lot of talk about its successor, presumed to be called Windows 12 (although you never know with Microsoft). If you want to find out what to expect from that OS, you can read about it here.
But even if Microsoft is planning Windows 12, it won’t be out for at least a year or two, and that leaves plenty of time for the company to turn Windows 11 into a raging success. Could Windows 11.1 be the answer?
- Microsoft is launching a new Canary Channel for exceptionally experimental builds of Windows 11 (and Windows 12?) in a major Windows Insider Program overhaul
- Windows 12: What we know and don't know about it, and what could happen
- Adaptive wallpapers could bring the Windows 12 desktop to life
- Forget buggy Windows 11, Windows 12 is the operating system we want
- Windows 12 is the 'most refined Windows ever' and everything Windows 11 should be
What’s different about his Windows 11.1 concept, aside from not straying too far away from the look and feel of Windows 11, is it shows us what the OS would look like if it was real. So what we get is a full run-through of the OS being installed and set up, before we get to the meat of it being used. This is the main reason the video clocks in at just shy of ten minutes.
The Start menu here doesn’t differ too much from Microsoft’s, but the search box is tidier, and the About Windows menu (Winver) is far more useful. That provides quick access to details like the version number (as you’d expect), device specifications, and storage details.
Settings has been given a makeover, and the context menu has been improved too and provides easy access to theme switching, which is an interesting addition.
Let me know what you think of this concept for Windows 11.1 in the comments below. Do you like it better to Windows 11 or would you prefer to hang on for Windows 12?