Microsoft already confirmed that there shall be no Home windows 10X this 12 months or within the close to future, even for single-screen units that we name laptops and desktops, including to the frustration of these nonetheless ready for the corporate to make good on its dual-screen guarantees. The Home windows 10 21H1 launch was additionally a reasonably minor one designed extra like a service replace with bug fixes and little new options. Microsoft is aware of it may possibly’t hold a low profile for too lengthy, particularly lately, so it appears to be turning the advertising and marketing as much as 11 for Home windows 11.
Really, Microsoft hasn’t but named the subsequent model of Home windows as Home windows 11. All it mentioned, at the least explicitly, that it might be the largest Home windows replace in years. Given how its previous Home windows 10 updates, regardless of being large, have been positioned extra as “rolling updates”, this upcoming Home windows replace might warrant a quantity bump.
The primary clue to that title comes from the reasonably odd time Microsoft selected to announce it, at 11 AM ET so near lunch break. To the extra imaginative, the tweet asserting the announcement could even recommend a quantity “11” because the form on the ground isn’t damaged up right into a grid similar to the window it got here from.
Now Microsoft put up one other teaser that helps that concept, importing an 11-minute video on YouTube that remixes Home windows’ startup sounds right into a single slo-fi observe. Paradoxically, Home windows hasn’t had a particular startup sound since Home windows 8. Additionally, Microsoft appears to have a really distinctive idea of what constitutes a soothing slo-fi tune.
Microsoft is about to disclose the subsequent large Home windows replace on June 24 and other people will naturally be interested by how large it actually shall be. It gained’t be “Home windows 10X large”, for positive, however even the “Solar Valley” adjustments alone might make for large adjustments. Sadly, Home windows customers don’t precisely have a observe file of welcoming huge adjustments so it’s unlikely that Microsoft will do something drastic this time.