Windows 11 is here

‘Great news—your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11’.

Well I’m not so sure about it being great news, but it’s the message I see now when I check for Windows updates.

Along with a confirmation that my laptop meets the minimum requirements (my Surface Go doesn’t, and it seems to depend on the processor as much as anything else), it also warns me that some Windows 10 features are not available in Windows 11, thought none seem really critical (you can see the current list here).

After the promise that Windows 10 was the last major operating system release, it seems that we now need Windows 11 but I, for one, am not sure why. The good news is that Windows 10 will remain a supported product until 14th October 2025, so as long as we can ignore what will probably be increasingly annoying upgrade reminders, we can stay as we are.

It does make me wonder how Microsoft will cope, with 2 operating systems to maintain for the next 4 years, when the number of bug fixes just for Windows 10 does not seem to be abating?