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Windows 10 is the best version of the long-running Windows operating system, but it will soon change with the imminent arrival of Windows 11.

Microsoft presented the first images and new features of its future Windows 11 operating system, which will be available on new PCs and all compatible devices this fall. Until then, those eager to try it out can already take advantage of the traditional Windows Insider program.

The main new features of Windows 11 jump out upon first glance, as the very clean interface optimizes the “fluent design” that Microsoft has been working on for years, including a new “Start” menu. Basically, the main redesign concerns the Windows Store. It is now open to Android applications that can run directly on Windows.

Windows 11 will be available this fall on new PCs, via a free upgrade. However, not everyone will be able to use it. You will need a PC with a 64-bit processor of 1 GHz or more with at least 2 cores, combined with at least 4 GB of RAM. You will also need a minimum of 64 GB of storage space, a DirectX 12 compatible graphics card and a secure platform module (TPM 2.0).

To check if your computer is compatible with the upgrade to Windows 11, simply go to the Windows 11 page on the Microsoft website and download the PC Health Check application.

As for the members of the Windows Insider program, they will, as usual, be able to take advantage of a (not necessarily stable) preview version released during the week of June 28.

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