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Most people don’t care about Windows 11–I know I don’t

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 9/29/2021

I laughed out loud at this article that says most people don’t know about Windows 11, and the ones that do don’t care about it.

In the demos I’ve seen so far, I have seen NOTHING of interest to me. No features are cool or interesting. No features would improve my productivity or workflow, as far as I can see.

Of course, that’s setting aside that many people will not be able to run Windows 11 anyway on their existing hardware. Most of my computers don’t qualify. And as the commenters on the article point out, with component shortages right now, upgrading to new hardware could be an even more expensive proposition.

I’m struck by how differently I feel about the new iOS 15. There were several new features built into the latest mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads, many of which made me excited to upgrade (live text, FaceTime for everyone, sharing health data with family members, and on device processing for Siri, to name a few.)

But the new Windows 11 features hold no interest for me. I don’t want to run Android Apps on Windows, and moving the Start Menu to the center of the screen is dumb. Handle multiple monitors better would be useful, but honestly I don’t trust Microsoft to get it right.

And that’s probably the bigger problem. These days I don’t trust Microsoft on much of anything. I run Windows 10 on multiple machines with varying hardware, and I have stability issues on all of them. Quality seems to be something they are uninterested in improving. In the past, I always looked forward to the latest version of Windows, but these days I’m considering switching to MacOS. I’m not a fan of Apple’s desktop operating system, but I do appreciate stability, and Windows isn’t cutting it these days.