When Microsoft released the Windows 10 OS, close to six years ago, they also released a statement that this would be their last-named update and the versions that would follow would only be minor upgrades with one major upgrade every year, but not so significant that it would warrant a version change. However, all of this changed when news started spreading that the company was actually working on a new version of Windows and that they were looking to continue with this platform in the long run. Initially, the rumors indicated that the version would be called Windows 10X, which sparked arguments among the Microsoft loyalists, with a few of them coming to the conclusion that the version ’10X’ sounded more like a minor performance bump, rather than a complete overhaul.
Around a year ago, news started circulating yet again, that Microsoft’s new OS was indeed an overhaul, and rumors heated up, indicating that the version was actually ’11’ and not 10X, as it was previously reported. Microsoft made this official and after a lot of back forth between release dates, the official build of Windows 11 was released to the public on October 5th, 2021. But, there is a catch in all this.