What do you think of Windows 11?

A reader just asked me a simple question, “What do you think of Windows 11?”

And my answer is simple: “I don’t notice that much of a difference from Windows 10.”

Aside from the look of the taskbar with the start button in the middle instead of to the left, I seldom think about which version of Windows I’m using.

I use one Windows 10 desktop along with a Windows 11 Desktop and a Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 11. I will say that my Windows 11 desktop and laptop are fairly new with pretty good processing speeds, so that could affect my impressions of Windows 11. It seems fast, I don’t have any issues with crashing, and I haven’t encountered anything too annoying.

The programs I used before still work without too much of an issue, so I don’t have any real complaints beyond my overall general complaints about Microsoft, the Internet, and technology, in general, these days.

But, since I don’t seem to be that aggravated, how about all of you speak up and let me know about your Windows 11 experiences?

Do you notice any big differences from 10? What are your pet peeves or your favorite things?

3 thoughts on “What do you think of Windows 11?

  1. I have had major problems with my two year old dell starting about a month after upgrading with bogy performance, freezing, and some times locking. I have worked with Dell and have tried removing and replacing windows 11 and Office 365 then finally a complete reset (with saving files) of laptop, but still have major performance problems. Seems to work for a week or so after each fix then same problems start again. Wish I had never switched.
    My wife’s new laptop with windows 11 appears to work fine.

  2. I find it faster and my printers seem to work better. I use two laptops & Surface Pro 6 at different locations so One Drive is especially convenient. My Lenovo desktop used to say they were preparing for the upgrade and now it just goes to the website for general information Will I be able to get a free upgrade? The health check app says it is compatible and it is only two years old.

  3. (Sorry for the delay!) When Windows 11 came along I delayed installing it for a bit, but since I have not had any evil experiences with prior updates to a new version, I went ahead in spite of the people telling me not to. The installation gave me no trouble at all. I resumed the things I do without a hitch. LibreOffice behaved just fine in the new environment. I switched from Chrome to Edge, and find I like that better, in general, with less breathing down my neck by Google (except for the regular reminders that I can switch back if I want).

    I cannot think of anything that gave me real trouble. Of course, having the taskbar centered was startling, but I soon learned I could move it back to the left. All the other options for task bar display that went away didn’t bother me.

    It does seem as though Microsoft has become more active in trying to convert users to doing something in a new and different way. This shows up in the many notifications that come in. But I can handle that. And I think it may be a response to the other vendors whose ‘advertising’ often is annoyance when one is trying to get things done.

    There you have it. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to ask them!

    John Anderson

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