First of all, people discovered that Windows 10 Home and Pro follows the Modern lifecycle policy but will retire on Oct 14, 2025.
And today, Windows new UI and Start Menu are leaked online, under the name of Windows 11.
Well, that’s disappointing. If it’s indeed called Windows 11, what happened to the original plan that Windows 10 would be the last Windows version when it’s released back in 2017?
Here is a live demo of a leaked version of Windows 11, tweeted by Tom Warren from TheVerge.
Centered Taskbar apparently is optional and can be switched back to the left-hand side if you want. The Start menu doesn’t really look like or work as a Start menu on Windows 10. I bet people will have another learning curve to overcome.
The new snap controls that you can access from the Maximize button seem like a good new feature to have.
The startup sound is also back and sounds pretty cute.
But whatever we see so far is still a rumor waiting to be confirmed. But luckily, we don’t have to wait too long. Everything will be revealed on Jun 24th, as Microsoft is holding a special Windows event to announce its next OS.