Remember Windows 10 X? The operating system (once leaked) should have brought a number of interesting ideas to aging Windows 10 and sparked a series of new device form factors, such as the Surface New (comfort in comfort). Microsoft canceled Windows 10X in 2021, but some of its features and qualities make it better or worse in Windows 11. Now the software giant is working on the next generation Windows version. We don’t know its name or its features, but that doesn’t stop fans from imagining what Windows 12 or 11X might bring.
A few months ago, we discussed a concept of Windows “12” and some of the interesting ideas it offers. Now it’s time to look at Windows “11X”.
AR 4789, the video maker, has decided to take Windows 11 and improve its existing features without making any fundamental changes (although you may notice a round taskbar, which might will come in Windows “12”). The most notable change is the Start menu, which replaces the recommended section for Windows widgets. One could argue that such an implementation is significantly better than existing Windows widgets in their niche.
In addition to placing widgets in the area where users are most likely to use them, Windows “11X” allows widgets to be moved to the desktop. There’s also a unified notification center with quick settings, quick actions for notifications, and a compact file explorer.
Another thing that caught our eye is the return of the long-forgotten tablet mode with a full-screen start menu and applications. Also, being the successor to the now-dead Windows 10X, the concept offers improvements for dual-screen devices (though those “improvements” are a bit rare).
As a cherry on top, the AR 4789 envisions an operating system that works well on older systems (perhaps not as old as the one shown in the video) and without the requirements for TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot. . Many users despise Windows 11 because of its strict hardware requirements, so a new operating system with a lower entry point would be great.
Of course, videos like this have nothing to do with the upcoming Windows upgrade, but they do show what Microsoft wants users to consider in future upgrades. The company can take many ideas from such concepts and deliver a more compelling product or improve Windows 11.
What do you think of Windows “11X”? Let us know in the comments.
through Beta News