Windows 11 comes this year

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Microsoft has officially announced Windows 11, the next major software update that will be coming to all compatible PCs later this year. It's a big deal because it's promising a ton of new features, including an all-new layout (that actually looks very similar to a Mac), the ability to run Android apps on your PC, and an all-around better gaming experience. Also, Windows 11 is going to be free.

One of the most notable changes with Windows 11 is how it looks. The Start menu is no longer in the bottom-left corner of your screen, but it the center. The Taskbar is now centered at the bottom of the screen, making it look similar to the Dock on a Mac, and it has a cleaner look (no more Live Tiles). You'll be able to access your personalized Widgets directly from the Taskbar, too.

As far as features, there are a lot. You'll be able to install and run Android apps natively on Windows 11. The gaming experience will be all-around better thanks to a new Xbox app support for features for on Xbox consoles, such as Auto HDR and DirectStorage, which should make games look better and load faster. And Microsoft Teams is going to be more easily accessible (directly from the Taskbar) and integrated into more apps.