What's the point of Windows 11? With Windows 10, Microsoft had to make a big course correction with Windows 8, an ambitious but misguided attempt to bring PCs into the touchscreen era. Before that, Windows 7 was meant to clear the skies to help us forget the bloated mess that was Vista. Given that Windows 10 was already pretty polished at launch and has only gotten better over time, why do we need a whole new version?
Windows 11 is more optimized and easy to navigate with a touchscreen, with larger touch areas and simpler, more rounded menus. In many ways, Windows 11 is more similar to competitors like macOS, Android and Chrome than ever before, and I think that's a good thing overall.
Most importantly, if you don't like the changes, most of them can safely be ignored or changed as you like-even the Start button can be moved back to the lower-left corner by clicking the button in the taskbar settings. And if you don't like the look of Windows 11, you can safely ignore it and keep using Windows 10 for years, even though Microsoft eventually expects you to upgrade.
But right now, as much as the public likes Windows 11, we don't recommend you upgrade unless you're really excited about the new tools and updated design. There's simply no good reason for it, and you would do well to give Microsoft time to fix some bugs and add new features to the system.