Is Windows 11 available now?
Microsoft has officially announced Windows 11, the next major software update, which will be coming to all compatible PCs later this year. Microsoft has officially announced Windows 11, the next major software update that will be coming to all compatible PCs later this year. gearpatrol.comWindows 11 Is Coming: Here's What You Need to Know
- Jul. 1st 2021 9:16 am PT
After bringing Windows 10 support to the M1 Macs, Parallels confirmed it’s working to bring Windows 11 compatibility to macOS. This comes just a week after Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 to the public with an all-new design.
According to iMore, Parallels confirmed that the team is doing “everything that’s possible” to bring Windows 11 to macOS. Here’s what Nick Dobrovolskiy, SVP of Engineering and Support, told the website:
As for now, Parallels Desktop is in version 16, which is optimized for macOS Big Sur. Publicly, the company said it’s testing the software on macOS Monterey beta “to ensure full compatibility as soon as it’s released.”
In April, the software was updated to version 16.5. It brought up to 250% less energy used, up to 60% better DirectX 11 performance, and up to 30% better virtual machine performance than a Windows 10 VM running on Intel-based MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 processor.
In May, 9to5Mac Jeff Benjamin posted a super-easy guide for installing Windows on M1 Macs using Parallels Desktop, which you can learn more about here.
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Microsoft. The name conjures up images of former CEOs jumping over chairs, insane corporate cheerleading caught on video, and – oh yeah, the operating system running on the vast majority of personal computers the world over. And they have launched important consumer hardware products, too; Zune, Kin, and some game console box thing that connects to a TV.
Getting back to operating systems, you may have heard that Microsoft is now in the midst of preparing the updated version of Windows 10 that they have chosen to call Windows 11. And if a MacOS-inspired UI facelift isn’t enough for you, MS has decided to copy Apple’s T2 hardware integration, too! But that’s a proprietary chip, so they used TPM 2.0 instead. Why not make the older TPM 1.2 the minimum requirement? Because Apple’s is not called “T1.2”, that’s why.
Don’t worry, they pulled the tool and may change the system requirements after all. Also, I’m just being snarky and don’t actually have PROOF that Microsoft has a hard-on for Apple. I’m just making assumptions based on… the obvious. And speaking of the obvious, MS is going to have to lower Windows 11 system requirements to push adoption, since average people are not going to understand what a “TPM” is, let alone how to install one (if they could even find one in the burgeoning TPM 2.0 scalping market).
But wait! I’m missing the most obvious point of all: forget the snarky nonsense above, the TPM 2.0 requirement isn’t (or soon to be wasn’t?) about matching Apple’s OS security along with their centered dock/start menu look, it was about selling MORE LICENSES as a free update like this wouldn’t bring in any revenue (other than all the money they make tracking everything you do) for existing Windows 10 users.
I don’t think Windows 11’s ridiculous hardware requirements are (were?) some conspiracy with hardware manufacturers, but Microsoft obviously benefits from new Windows OS computer sales as they get their cut off every one of them. In the end it’s pretty obvious why they’d want to require a new PC, huh?
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If they truly need/want money, why don’t they offer it as a $49 upgrade for existing users (ONE TIME purchase, not a subscription!) and make some scratch and let us nerds upgrade existing hardware? Forcing a full computer upgrade (for the average Joe) is retarded. There’s no way I’m replacing three machines just to ‘upgrade’ to Win11, though I would pay $150 without too much barking.
Windows XP was a $99 upgrade, and that did pretty well.
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