When Windows 11 comes out: the official date

Finally Microsoft has made official the release date of Windows 11, but also said that the rollout of the update will be gradual

It's just a little while before the beginning of the Windows 11 era: Microsoft has in fact just made official the release date of its new operating system for PCs and laptops. At this point it becomes even more important to check the compatibility of your computer with Windows 11, because on the same date will also be released the update for those who already have Windows 10.

The date in question is October 5, 2021. From that day you will be able to purchase licenses for new PCs assembled at home, and you will be able to download the update. From October 5 onward, all new computers for sale will have Windows 11 pre-installed instead of Windows 10. "As the PC continues to play a more central role in our lives than ever before," Microsoft explains in the launch note for the new operating system, "Windows 11 is ready to enhance your productivity and inspire your creativity. Will users be ready to download the update?

Windows 11's new features

Let's get one thing straight: there will be no revolution with Windows 11, at least not at first. Under the hood, Windows 11 and Windows 10 don't differ much, except for the more stringent system requirements on the latest version, and the bulk of the news is all in the interface.

Windows 11 brings a new design and new system sounds, a new taskbar and a new Start menu. It also changes the settings, Explorer icons and little else, such as the arrival of new widgets.

There is, however, greater integration with other Microsoft products and services: gone is any reference to Skype, but comes the Teams chat integrated into the taskbar; also comes integration with the Microsoft 365 cloud, within which you can search directly from the search bar.

Windows 11: upgrade or wait?

As already mentioned, you shouldn't expect a revolution after upgrading your PC from Windows 10 to Windows 11. So there's no rush to have it as soon as possible, also because Microsoft admits that it has "learned the huge lesson of Windows 10" and, as a result, will proceed with a very very gradual rollout.

So it's not said that as early as October 5 we'll all be able to install Windows 11 and, perhaps, it's better that way.