As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Windows 11 had been announced by Microsoft, but it had not been officially released yet. However, I can provide you with a comparison of some of the expected differences between Windows 11 and Windows 10 based on the information available at that time. Keep in mind that there may have been updates or changes since then.
1. User Interface:
- Windows 11: Windows 11 introduced a new centered Start Menu, redesigned taskbar, and a more streamlined and modern overall look. It features rounded corners, new icons, and a simplified window management system.
- Windows 10: Windows 10 had a more traditional Start Menu with a left-aligned taskbar. Its interface was known for a mix of traditional and modern elements.
2. System Requirements:
- Windows 11: Windows 11 introduced higher minimum system requirements, including the need for a compatible 64-bit processor with certain security features, TPM 2.0, and DirectX 12 compatible graphics.
- Windows 10: Windows 10 had relatively lower system requirements, making it compatible with a wider range of older hardware.
- Windows 11: Windows 11 aimed to improve gaming performance with features like Auto HDR, DirectStorage for faster game loading, and better support for gaming controllers.
- Windows 10: Windows 10 was also used for gaming but didn’t have some of the gaming-specific optimizations seen in Windows 11.
4. Virtual Desktops:
- Windows 11: Windows 11 included enhancements to virtual desktops, making it easier to manage and switch between multiple desktops.
- Windows 10: Windows 10 had virtual desktops as well, but Windows 11 aimed to refine this feature.
- Windows 11: Windows 11 introduced a new Widgets feature that provides quick access to personalized information like news, weather, and calendar events.
- Windows 10: Windows 10 did not have a dedicated Widgets feature like Windows 11.
6. Snap Layouts and Snap Groups:
- Windows 11: Windows 11 introduced Snap Layouts and Snap Groups for improved window management, making it easier to organize and work with multiple open applications.
- Windows 10: Windows 10 had basic window management features but did not have Snap Layouts and Snap Groups.
7. Microsoft Store:
- Windows 11: Windows 11 was expected to feature a revamped Microsoft Store with improved app curation, more diverse app offerings, and support for running Android apps.
- Windows 10: Windows 10 also had the Microsoft Store but did not have the same level of app diversity and Android app support.
Please note that Windows 11’s features and system requirements might have evolved since my last update. I recommend checking Microsoft’s official website or other reliable sources for the most up-to-date information on both operating systems.