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  • Writer's pictureBen Lake

Windows 11...Wait, What?

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were all being told to upgrade to Windows 10? At the time Microsoft claimed it would be the “last version” of Windows, with biannual feature updates. And then a week ago we hear the announcement of Windows 11 coming at the end of this year. So what does this mean for you? Well, details are still trickling out and some are even being revised afterwards – so don’t make any firm plans yet. We are told to expect a refreshed visual experience and a new style of Start Menu. But the biggest controversy is the new hardware requirements, specifically a special chip called the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). There are too many details to cover in this short article, but the takeaway is that your computer is likely compatible if it’s 2-3 years old. Older PCs probably can’t be upgraded. What’s the good news? It’ll be free, and Windows 10 will be supported into 2025 so there’s no need to upgrade for a very long time. I’ll include a follow-up article later this year as release details are published.

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