People are already mad at this new Windows 11 feature.
Before the arrival of the iPhone and the start of a new era of mobile computing, the new desktop versions from Microsoft and Apple were incredibly exciting. These days, however, the newer versions of Windows and OS X have lost some of their lusters in the face of everyone’s concern for smartphones. Still, that doesn’t mean the desktop versions are completely uninteresting.
In contrast, Apple continues to iterate with macOS and Microsoft is still connecting to Windows, even though the company has extended its reach to a host of other areas such as research and cloud computing. In fact, Microsoft is preparing to remove Windows 11 at a special event scheduled for Thursday, June 24 at 11:00 a.m. EST.
According to many leaks, Windows 11 will feature an interesting visual overhaul of an OS that hasn’t changed so highly in past years. Perhaps the biggest visual change is that the Start menu and taskbar are now centered at the bottom of the screen, as seen in the photo below courtesy of DigitalTrends.
It’s a brutal and overwhelming change, that’s for sure.
No one hates to change more than dedicated tech users. Also, in turn, many people have not shied away from expressing dissatisfaction with the new Start menu direction. An illustrative Reddit comment that appeared recently notes:
What a joke this build is. It’s pretty bad as your Windows 10X emulator. I really hope this version is fake just to kick everyone out until next week. And another comment, this one from Twitter, says:
What I hate the most about Windows 11 is the Start menu. In the main the fact that you can’t hide the recommended part. Windows 10 version has a better boot menu than 11, to be honest, although Windows 7 version has the best
With that said, it should be noted that it is not too difficult to set the alignment to “normal” if you wish.
Overall, with Windows 11 with a modified UI and rounded corners, I really like how it looks. Overall, it looks cleaner and more polished compared to previous versions of Windows. I dare say Windows 11 has a touch of macOS. As well as I personally think it’s a step in the right direction.
And while we’re on the subject of Windows, it’s worth noting that Microsoft plans to end support Windows 10 in 2025.
Official help and support will end on 14th October 2025, according to Paul Thurrott.
A Microsoft support document has been published to explain that support for Windows 10 Home and Pro ends on October 14, 2025. This is the first time that Microsoft has described the end of support for Windows 10; previously, it was only documented when specific versions of Windows 10 lost support.
This can exactly mean that the “next generation of Windows Operating System” that Microsoft will expose next week is not. In fact, Windows 10 version, at least from a marketing or branding perspective. And that it will be called Windows 11, Windows Sun Valley, or some other name unrelated to Windows 10.
Suffice it to say that Microsoft’s special event on Thursday will be interesting, to say the least.