Windows 11 leaked
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11, which will be officially announced on June 24, has been extensively leaked online thereby showing off its new UI and enhancements.
First up, there was a lot of uncertainty around the name of the upcoming operating system, but the leak has confirmed that it will indeed be labelled as Windows 11.
The upcoming Windows does borrow its refreshed design liberally from the Windows 10X – a version of the Windows 10 that was built for dual screens but was ultimately scrapped. The user interface here is much cleaner and all app icons and windows have a new design with rounded corners.
The taskbar has been redesigned and app icons, as well as the start menu, will appear in the centre by default, but it can be shifted to the left at any time. The start menu itself is all-new and much cleaner. From the leak of this early build, it seems like the live tiles, which first debuted on Windows 8, are now gone for good.
Windows 11 will also carry over the new widget bar from the recent Windows 10 update which offers quick access to weather, news and other suggested content.
It must be kept in mind that this leak of the Windows 11 is an early build, so the final product may differ from what you see in the leak. Windows 11 will most likely be offered as a free OS upgrade for all genuine Windows 10 users.
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