Windows 11 can be made available not only for Windows 10 users but also for those running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as a free upgrade.
A leak over upgrade support has surfaced ahead of the official announcement of the new Microsoft operating system. Microsoft had also launched a similar upgrade program when it launched Windows 10, in which Windows 7 and Windows 8 users got free upgrades.
One of the reasons behind this at that time was to bring more and more people to new windows, after which the company also lost user support for Windows 7 last year.
XDA Developers saw some product configuration keys in the leaked Windows 11 build, with titles of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. These keys may indicate Microsoft bringing users of the old Windows operating system to Windows 11 as a free upgrade.
However, interestingly, Windows 8 configuration is not part of these keys. This means that Windows 8 users may need to upgrade to the Windows 8.1 OS before moving to Windows 11.
According to the data offered by analytics platform Statcounter, the Windows 7 operating system with a 15.52 percent market share as of May is the second-largest Windows operating system in the world after 10 Windows. It is followed by Windows 8.1, which has a 3.44 percent stake. On the contrary, Windows 8 has only a 1.27 percent stake.
Windows 11 operating system is scheduled to launch on June 24. Even before its release, the new operating system has been viewed through its leaked build. This will include a new start menu and the company has also made several changes to the interface, making it much different from Windows 10. Windows 10 users will get the new version as a free upgrade. It is not clear whether it will be available immediately for older generation operating systems.
Satya Nadella became the new chairman for Windows
Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella (Satya Nadella) as its new chairman in place of John Thompson. Nadella, who took over as CEO after Steve Balmer in 2014, has played a key role in expanding his business, including billions of dollars in acquisitions such as LinkedIn, Nuance Communications, and Zenimax.
Satya Nadella has revitalized him for a new phase whilst also tightening his hold on such a major global technology firm. According to the company, Nadella has been unanimously chosen to lead the Microsoft executive board, in which he will “direct the agenda while maximizing his deep understanding of the market to identify the correct potential value and identify key risks.”
Early in his term, Nadella ordered a massive restructuring by cutting 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of employees under a plan aimed at easing corporate structures and integrating Finland’s Nokia’s mobile division. Nadella, 53, preferred cloud computing, which has become an attractive development engine at the tech giant located in The City of Redmond, Washington State.
Microsoft is set to launch a new generation of its Windows operating system next week. Monitoring Nadella, Microsoft has focused more on hiring software and services hosted on a data center in the computing cloud and has expanded its user platform.