Although it is not official, Microsoft keeps hinting “Windows 11” as the name for the next version of its desktop operating system. In the company’s YouTube channel (via The Verge), a new video appeared on June 10 showcasing a compilation of startup sounds of the previous version of Windows slowed down 4000 percent, and the video is precisely 11 minutes teasing the number “11.”
In the video description, the software giant says, “having trouble relaxing because you’re too excited for the June 24 Microsoft Event?” Referring to the event that the company plans to host to unveil the next generation of Windows, and then the answer that reads, “take a slow trip down memory lane with the Windows 95, XP, and 7 startup sounds slowed down to a meditative 4,000% reduced speed.”
This teaser further confirms that the company may use “Windows 11” for the branding of the next version of the operating system. And this is not the first time that Microsoft is playing with users. For example, when the company first announced the June 24 event, the invitation included an image of the Windows logo with a light reflection that resembles the number “11,” and the “what’s next for Windows” event is also scheduled for “11” in the morning.
Whatever the name the software giant ends up using, one thing for sure is that this new version is expected to be most significant in more than a decade. Windows 11 is expected to introduce a new user interface with a more consistent design. In addition, we are likely to see new features and changes, including new iconography. Auto HDR feature to convert SDR games into HDR content automatically. Redesigned touch keyboard experience and a new version of Voice Typing application to convert voice into text. Linux GUI app support with the Windows Subsystem for Linux, many improvements and features for the Settings app, and a lot more.