Windows Central readers aren't sold on Windows 11's look ... yet

Windows 11 Install
Windows 11 Install (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Windows 11 build 21966 leaked yesterday, providing us the first glimpse of Microsoft's upcoming operating system. The OS has a new Start menu, Taskbar, and several other UI features compared to Windows 10. While the leaked build doesn't show a finalized view of the operating system, it gives us enough of a glimpse for some early judgments and opinions.

At the time of writing, our poll asking you about the look of Windows 11 has just under 4,000 votes. Of those participating, over half say they need more time to judge it. That's understandable, considering that this isn't a final build, and Windows 11 could look different when it ships to the public.

The remaining voters lean more towards loving the look of Windows 11. Out of all voters, over 32% say that they love the look of the new operating system. Just 15% of total voters say they hate it.

Of those that hate the look of Windows 11 so far, the biggest complaint appears to be the centered Taskbar. Luckily, it appears that you'll have the option to move the Windows 11 taskbar to the left, which is where it's rested for decades. Despite the total vote leaning towards a positive view of the OS, the majority of comments we've seen are negative. It seems like those that dislike the look of Windows 11 are passionate about it.

If you'd like to check out the new operating system in action, make sure to check out our Windows 11 hands-on video. We also have a piece with screenshots and clips of different aspects of Windows 11. Since Windows 11 is fresh, we'll keep the poll open so you can continue to weigh in and share your thoughts.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at