Updates Microsoft looks ready to launch Windows 11

Spawn

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Can they please please finally fix upgrades? I have never had a successful automatic update to a new Windows version. I always have to use the media creation tool because the previous Windows version is sabotaging the newer version.
Certain software and hardware can prevent immediate upgrades.

Microsoft need to account for thousands of soft/hardware configurations, whereas Apple can deploy OS updates to known configurations.

Similar to Google can push updates to Pixels far quicker than compared to a OnePlus phone, or carrier-locked Samsung phone.
 

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SeriousHoax

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This leak is Microsoft's first public reference to the Windows 10 Sun Valley update. However, the way it was written also indicates that Microsoft considers Windows 10 and Windows Sun Valley to be significantly different, rather than just an update to Windows 10.

It may also indicate that Microsoft is moving to a new naming scheme for the Windows operating system similar to macOS.

For example, macOS Catalina > macOS Big Sur > macOS Monterey.
 

Tutman

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Well forget about Windows 11... I am just going to go back to using the Amiga! :p

I mean look at this... (straight from their wiki page!) The kernel was just 13kb !!

Exec is the kernel of AmigaOS. It is a 13 KB multitasking microkernel which enabled pre-emptive multitasking in as little as 256 KB of memory (as supplied with the first Amiga 1000s). Exec provided functions for multitasking, memory management, and handling of interrupts and dynamic shared libraries.
It acts as a scheduler for tasks running on the system, providing pre-emptive multitasking with prioritized round-robin scheduling. Exec also provides access to other libraries and high-level inter-process communication via message passing. Other comparable microkernels have had performance problems because of the need to copy messages between address spaces. Since the Amiga has only one address space, Exec message passing is quite efficient. The only fixed memory address in the Amiga software (address 4) is a pointer to exec.library, which can then be used to access other libraries. Exec was designed and implemented by Carl Sassenrath.
 

mlnevese

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Well forget about Windows 11... I am just going to go back to using the Amiga! :p

I mean look at this... (straight from their wiki page!) The kernel was just 13kb !!

Exec is the kernel of AmigaOS. It is a 13 KB multitasking microkernel which enabled pre-emptive multitasking in as little as 256 KB of memory (as supplied with the first Amiga 1000s). Exec provided functions for multitasking, memory management, and handling of interrupts and dynamic shared libraries.
It acts as a scheduler for tasks running on the system, providing pre-emptive multitasking with prioritized round-robin scheduling. Exec also provides access to other libraries and high-level inter-process communication via message passing. Other comparable microkernels have had performance problems because of the need to copy messages between address spaces. Since the Amiga has only one address space, Exec message passing is quite efficient. The only fixed memory address in the Amiga software (address 4) is a pointer to exec.library, which can then be used to access other libraries. Exec was designed and implemented by Carl Sassenrath.

The Amiga was way ahead of is time. It's a shame Commodore drove it to extinction...
 

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More Windows 11 related teasing directly from Microsoft 😄
Out of nowhere, Microsoft today posted a video to the official Windows YouTube channel called 'Windows | Startup Sounds – Slo-fi Remix.'

In what appears to be Microsoft teasing everyone, the video is exactly "11 minutes long" and " shows pleasing images of clouds and valleys, believed to be the Sonoma area from Windows XP, with a background mix of slowed startup sounds.
To take things to the next level, someone overlaid a protractor over the final frame in the video to show that the floor outside the window was also angled 11 degrees.

11° on Window logo background


11° on Window logo background
 
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