Microsoft’s problem child, Windows 11, is here. Run (y/n)? • The Register

Microsoft released a new operating system today, but whether you will be able to run it is questionable. Like it is if you will want to run it.

The Redmond-based Windows Flinger has a problematic history with Windows editions. The century begins with Windows Experience, sent in 2001, which seemed OK. Then he came Vista, in 2007, which was not. Then Windows 7 appeared in ’09 to undo the badness of Vista. And yes, consumers were satisfied. Right next to the monster of Windows 8 was released (only partially corrected in Windows 8.1).

It was from yesterday Windows 10, which has become a pretty good platform over the years.

The model is clear. For every decent edition there should be a duller one. And Windows 11 is not on the right side of things.

Windows insiders have a copy of the operating system to play with for a while, and although some of the GUI solutions may increase the bile of believers (new Start menu, anyone?) The change from 10 to 11 is not not least because it was painfully strong when Microsoft retired with Windows 8.

In the world of Windows, however, not everything is fine, despite the relentlessly insolent expulsions from the openings of Microsoft’s social media.

We fear that some gamers may disagree. PC Gamer insert the operating system through your steps (in the form of a preliminary version) and found a decrease in the average frame rate of up to 28% thanks to the activation of Virtualization-Based Security (VBS) on the new kit. VBS needs to improve security (and is an option in Windows 10), but the penalty for gamers who are already forced to buy new hardware can be too much to bear.

What a great moment when the world + the dog is struggling to find components

It’s hard to discuss Windows 11 without paying attention to the silicone elephant in the corner: Microsoft’s OEM-friendly solution is to keep the hardware upgrade just a little longer by taking an ax Intel Core processors before the eighth generation (unless it turns out to be a seventh-generation processor that Microsoft uses in its own kit).

Another of the company’s openings tried to clarify the hardware requirements, which at first glance seem minimal. 4GB RAM and 1GHz processor? What’s all the noise?

Unfortunately, while TPM version 2.0 was listed, a key fact was missed. A computer using Intel silicon from a family dating back four years or more is unlikely to work for reasons reliability, security or compatibility.

Decent argument, but it was slightly undermined when Microsoft hastily added Intel Core i7-7820HQ to Surface Studio 2, as well as a very short list of other older Intel silicon.

Tester tests

And then there is the bad treatment given to the loyal group of Windows Insiders. First through the hardware compatibility list and then with the company approach maybe not to virtual machines (virtual machines) – on which many testers place the goods of the company for validation. As we initially said, virtual machines will do that no to comply with the same requirements, the company backfired on its Dev Channel and said they were.

A cynic may wonder if it is retribution for not shouting loudly enough before the company unleashes eating files Windows Update October 10, 2018.

And so in this furor appeared Windows 11, whose rounded corners satisfy fans who eagerly looked at the desktops of their Mac owners, while silently strange about the legacy hardware support and had to stifle some of the solutions of the unknown user interface (crop context menus and manipulating the Copy to Icon option occurs effortlessly).

The minimum hardware requirements are an impressive own goal, especially when Windows 10 will continue to be maintained for another five years, and Windows 11 has been shown to work quite happily with an unauthorized kit.

Of course, not all promised toys have appeared (support for Android), but too promising and insufficient deliveries have long been something that applies to Windows. After all, Windows Insiders are unlikely to have forgotten very ripped and quietly smoothed “Sets” function Windows 10, nor the big dreams and grim reality of Windows Insider itself, as Microsoft struggled to decide how to test its Windows platform (before you choose, well, somehow not do it at all).

Numerous broken spots and administrative pain accompany the Windows platform Microsoft seemed deaf to the cries of grief. You didn’t want to print anything anyway, did you? Check out these rounded corners in the new version!

There are some positive pages – it could all be so different

Too bad, because under the hood there are things to like. Windows 11 is subjectively faster than Windows 10 (in our opinion), although the updated graphical interface is mostly lipstick applied to pork.

Changes to the Start menu and taskbar can irritate some (as well as perceived) remove user features, but will not bother others excessively and for most simply requires a little retrained muscle memory. Some features, such as the Windows for Linux subsystem, can now be found in Windows 10, while others – such as Android application support – have quietly slipped into the future. But they are on the way, according to Microsoft.

The machine’s infamous communication skills with Windows could be paid for a warm welcome for Windows 11 by all but the company’s most ardent apologists … and new laptop vendors.

The minimum hardware requirements are an impressive own goal, especially when Windows 10 will continue to be maintained for another five years, and Windows 11 has been shown to work quite happily with an unauthorized kit. There is a certain irony that only one of the Intel-based computers with Windows 10 on this hack will accept it without going crazy, while the M1 Mac with Parallels Desktop 17.0.1 does not seem to have such difficulties.

Unlike some other locked ecosystem vendors, Microsoft sought to allow its users to choose their own kit.

No more, it seems.

Although the Microsoft drone insists that the operating system be “available in the widest selection of devices in the devices,” users’ experiences tell a different story. And forcing users to give up a perfectly serviced kit to run Windows 11 doesn’t fit well with Microsoft’s environmental warriors or customer wallets facing the need for new hardware amid a shortage of ICs.

Windows 11 is here. Maybe it’s time to consider alternatives. ®