All the buzz is that Microsoft is giving Windows 10 a redesign, but it just be a new skin or is it a full version up becoming Windows 11?
Microsoft may have only just rolled out the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system, the Windows 10 May 2021 update (also known as version 21H1), but a major new release is on the way. On June 24, Microsoft will unveil "the next generation of Windows" at a virtual event, promising big changes to the longstanding operating system -- and a possible change to the name Windows 11.
At the Microsoft Build developers conference on May 25, CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft was planning "one of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade," confirming rumors about a major redesign on the horizon for the 1.3 billion users of the OS in 2021. And on Sunday, Microsoft quietly announced that it was ending support for Windows 10 in 2025, fueling rumors that the new redesign could be called Windows 11.
What we don't know yet due to Microsoft's secrecy is what this means for spec requirements. Much like Apple where older hardware supposedly will be fine(though many users have complained with a slow device with the update even when Apple has said the new update should be even faster), the industry experienced issues over the years when updating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro. This was due to needing more memory or replacing a drive with an SSD(most standard machines come with SSD now), and caused a large number of computers needed to be updated for companies.
We're likely to find out when the big Windows update will arrive at Microsoft's Windows 10 event on June 24. We will soon find out what the future holds for the Microsoft OS platform!