Windows 11 is the most satisfying Microsoft operating system yet, according to readers

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft recently said that Windows 11 was the most satisfying and highest-quality Windows it'd ever shipped.
  • Those claims weren't followed by publicly disclosed data or metrics outlining how they'd been determined, so we decided to ask readers what their thoughts were to see if they differed from Microsoft's findings.
  • As it turns out, just over 50% of our readers (aka, the majority) agree with Microsoft's statement.

A vocal subset of our readers often take to the comments to air grievances about Windows 11 when OS-related news crops up, with enough frequency to make one wonder: What does Windows Central's audience really think about our namesake's current iteration? Is Windows 11 the most satisfying version of the OS yet, as Microsoft has claimed users feel it is?

We asked, and you responded. As of the time of this writing, 51.66% (966 votes) of respondents agreed that Windows 11 is as satisfying as Windows has ever been. Meanwhile, 48.34% (904 votes) disagreed. Thus, we have a consensus: According to the majority of readers, Windows Central's opinion of Windows 11 is aligned with the findings of whatever metrics Microsoft used.

So there you have it. Anytime you see a negative comment about Windows 11 on this site, understand it either doesn't represent the person's overall satisfaction or that it doesn't represent how the reader's peers feel, on the whole, about the latest and uncontestedly greatest operating system Redmond has ever birthed. And if you fall into the majority who are, indeed, impressed by Windows 11, continue to be in awe of Microsoft's creation. Ride forward atop its rounded edges to a digital paradise the heathens on Linux, macOS, and Chrome OS will never know.

Robert Carnevale

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to