The future of Windows: Do you like the name Windows 11?
Does the name Windows 11 excite you?
What you need to know
- At Microsoft Build 2021, Satya Nadella teased the future of Windows was on the way.
- Next, a formal Windows event was announced for June 24.
- Lots of speculation surrounds the event and whether Windows 11 will be announced at it.
We've all known that something big was in the works for Windows for some time now, though anticipation has really heated up in the past week.
Ever since Windows 10X got put on ice so that Windows 10 desktop could continue its eternal sprint toward the future, it was clear that something big was cooking. Then, during his Build 2021 keynote, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella explicitly said huge news was coming. And now, there's officially an event on June 24 that's set to reveal all (or something, at the very least).
Expectations for what's to be revealed are all over the place, though lots of folks are thinking Windows 11 is going to be the bombshell announcement. Not everyone's happy with the idea of Microsoft abandoning its "Windows 10, forever updated" strategy in favor of releasing a new name and iteration, but others like the idea of a clean break from the longstanding name. What's your thought on the potential Windows 11 namedrop?
As can be seen in our previous poll, a lot of Windows Central readers thought that Microsoft should just cut the numbers altogether and reduce the OS name to "Windows." There would be a timeless simplicity in that option, one that would be missing in a hypothetical Windows 11. But there's something charming about new numbers. The Windows Central Discord community has already been hard at work thinking up logos for the potential future of Windows.
Our Discord community trying to figure out what future Windows branding might look like. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/BRWfyozTLgOur Discord community trying to figure out what future Windows branding might look like. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/BRWfyozTLg— Windows Central (@windowscentral) June 4, 2021June 4, 2021
Let us know your thoughts on the rumored name both in the poll and in the comments, and be sure to check back here for all the latest Windows coverage.
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I strongly support a new name, especially if this new version will be common to all processors including the Neo. 10x's failure to support traditional apps made it a disastrous notion only useful to Microsoft neophytes. Thank goodness it has gone
How about 10.1, 10.2 etc?
Windows is like that buy a computer and you get windows 10.
also need removal of every Inconsistency or Inefficiency under the hood at the core of OS We need better Optimizations , compatibility , efficiency and Consistency overall
Maybe not at the release but soon with time atleast This time i am positive and lets hope for the best
it tell there is a progress from Window 10.
So, on 24th, Microsoft will end the legacy of Windows since Windows 95? Or will i5 just be another Windows 8 and Windows 10?
Microsoft likes teasing projects that they'll finally let down.
So no matter if it will Windows 11 or Windows 20 or simply Windows, I think they'll create more problems for consumers.
We want to have "Windows 11 Sun Valley"
"10 will be the last version of Windows" "we will keep making Windows phones" etc.
make it only Windows, it will feel old. Windows 11 will be great.