Windows 10 was just released on July 29th, 2015. But already the Microsoft team has announced that their team has been working on Windows 11, the next version of Windows 10. While it will be about three years before this new operating system will be ready to hit the market and replace Windows 10. It’s never too early to start thinking about what you want from your PC in the future. And what you hope that Windows 11 will provide for you! Here are some of our wishes for Windows 11.
Are you using Windows XP?
If so, you might want to start considering an upgrade. Windows XP has now been out for over 10 years, and will no longer be updated by Microsoft. It’s an old operating system that could have weaknesses. For example, if you have malware installed on your computer. It may not work on Windows XP anymore. Because Microsoft isn’t supporting it with security updates anymore. And let’s not forget that Windows XP is also quite old technology; as more modern software—like new PC games—requires newer versions of Windows to run properly. Using an older operating system like XP may cause compatibility issues.
Are you using Mac OS X?
Windows can’t be ignored. Windows is still vital to the enterprise, especially when it comes to Microsoft Office. Which is still superior to anything that even Apple can muster (sorry, Docs). Even with its increasingly stale interface and lackluster Surface hardware. Windows 10 has one very important thing going for it. It’s on everything. Whether you’re browsing on your Chromebook or iPhone, or playing games on your Xbox One or Sony PlayStation 4. All of these devices use some form of Windows OS under the hood. And when consumers buy new hardware in 2018 and beyond. They will be buying new machines running (most likely) Windows 11.
Are you using Linux?
For many years now, Linux has been making waves in business as an alternative to Windows, but it hasn’t always been easy for individuals and small businesses to make the switch. With Windows 11 that might all change. Though Microsoft won’t officially talk about what’s coming, inside sources are saying that it will be a free upgrade from 10 and filled with features from both Linux and Apple systems. It sounds like something serious is happening—and if you haven’t made a move toward Linux yet, now might be your chance.
Are you using a Chromebook?
Chromebooks make up just 3% of PCs worldwide, but that number has doubled in just two years. If you’re not using one yet, why? Are you sure it’s for you? Google’s Chrome operating system aims to provide an experience similar to its desktop version, making Chromebooks easy and intuitive to use. They’re ideal for basic office work and web surfing, so they won’t be a perfect fit for everyone. However, they offer plenty of benefits—including low price tags, decent performance, and long battery life—that many users will find appealing.
Are you using Android, iOS, Blackberry, or any other mobile operating system?
There are several alternatives to buying a new computer. Here is an overview of these possible solutions and what each one has to offer you. Ultimately, choosing which option works best for you depends on your needs, but it’s always good to get informed before making decisions that could cost you money. You can also use these ideas as inspiration for how to make your current machine last longer or fix up an old laptop that isn’t being used anymore. Here’s how some people have stayed in the game when their main computer went on ‘maternity leave’ so to speak.
What happens to people who can’t afford or can’t replace their current computer?
In most cases, folks who can’t afford or replace their existing computer will be forced to make do with a subpar experience. What could have been just another cheap commodity—an upgraded device that offers few frills but is good enough for daily use—becomes an expensive extravagance. When it comes to PCs, users usually have three options: 1) they buy something old and barely functional; 2) they cobble together parts from other computers to build something new; or 3) they do nothing. In each case, quality suffers. Old PCs are slow, new builds require more knowledge than many people possess, and doing nothing limits users’ ability to take advantage of new technology.