Windows 11 was officially presented on June 24 and with the new graphic interface renewed and updated and the new animations immediately aroused some interest among Windows users. Made available in an unstable version in the various insider channels, Windows 11 today covers 1% of PCs, installed only by the most daring and geeks.
But actually, since Microsoft has been working on this project? Well for years. Many years. It is probably a project that began with Fluent Design. Announced in 2017 and introduced with the Windows 10 1803 update, Fluent Design is a major redesign of Modern Design Language 2, aimed at bringing elements such as Light, Depth, Movement, Material and Scale. It also introduces the Reveal effects and the translucent acrylic background. And from here we have a progressive start in the development of what would have been a new renewed Windows. In fact, a complete renewal of the UWP apps was announced shortly thereafter with the new Fluent Design and new, more colorful icons.
Is Windows 11 a Core OS?
Meanwhile, there was talk of Windows Core OS, a new operating system that was to be Microsoft’s real answer to Chrome OS and that was to be lighter and faster than Windows 10 . But we will come back to talk about this later.
But the first real proof of Microsoft ‘s work we have it with an insider build “released by mistake” through which we were able to take a look at what Microsoft was working on. The build in question is 18947 and included a new start menu without live tiles, a revamped notification center with rounded edges and a search box positioned in the center also with rounded corners. Unfortunately, Microsoft promptly blocked the release of the build confirming that it was an error and making it disappear.
Towards the end of 2019, talk of Windows Core OS resumed until the official presentation of Windows 10 X, the new operating system for the devices of the future. Windows 10 X is a new version of Windows Core OS designed for foldable and dual-display devices like the Surface Neo.
Why Windows 11?
Windows 10X would have been the operating system that should have opened the doors to a whole new generation of laptops, those that, in 2019, Microsoft considered the future of mobile devices with typical features of a notebook where instead of the keyboard we would have found another identical screen. to the main display. In addition, Windows 11 media creation tool would have had out of tune corners, new animations, new icons and a graphical interface designed for tablets.
Shortly before the beginning of the summer, Panos Panai announced that Windows 10 x would initially arrive on devices with only one screen for reasons related to the ever-growing portable PC market with the pandemic. In addition, somewhat quietly, it was communicated that the support for Win32 apps, initially guaranteed, would not be available and would be based on the cloud. This means that the only apps that would have been available to install would have been the microsoft store apps, which we know are very lacking, and the Progressive Web Apps.
And we arrive in January 2021 when a version of Windows 10 X is released for the first time that allowed us to see and try the new operating system from Microsoft . Despite expectations in April, things change again and Microsoft has announced that Windows 10X will not be launched in 2021, but some of its features will be integrated into Windows 10.