Windows goes to 11

I keep a Windows machine around for testing and Powerpoint. The latter only has features on the PC version, like customizing default fonts in a file. That might not seem like a big deal, but it prevents lots of bad things from happening.

I don’t have to fire up the machine often, so each time all these notifications slide in and warn of outdated software. After doing my business I went ahead and clicked on the updates and a bit later was running Windows 11.

The new centered taskbar and removal of the start menu feels very Mac-like. Other than that, there’s an overall sophistication to the UI at a cursory glance—it feels polished and zippy (which macOS could use).

Even the Edge browser is nice. It feels like Chrome, but with a different person looking over your shoulder.

And the icons are nice.

The settings pane of the Microsoft Edge browser