I admit I wasn’t thrilled when I heard that Windows 11 was coming out and I had no intention of upgrading. After all, my computer’s getting old and I’ll probably replace it in the next year. But I also wasn’t thrilled with the current version of Windows 10 so I went ahead and took the plunge. It took about 5 hours to download, update, restart again and again but I went about my day while it did its thing. And you know what? I like it!
First thing I noticed is the Windows icon has moved over to join other icons on the task bar in a central location. Click on it and you’ll find everything you had before displayed in a more pleasing and logical way. You’ll also find the Power button at the bottom, so technically you still go to Start to turn off your computer. Some things never change. 😉
The Pictures folder has a better look and feel as well. And while we’re on the subject, here are a few pictures from a hike earlier this fall at Nolte State Park. What’s a post without a few pictures?
There are other new features including an icon for creating multiple desktops. Not sure why I’d need that but who knows it may come in handy. And there’s an icon for Widgets that I still need to explore.
But I saved the biggest improvement for last. You know the annoying news box that used to pop up unbidden, interrupting whatever you were working on with no apparent way to turn it off? Gone! That alone is worth the upgrade.
And that will do for today.