Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, default wallpapers, and more

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Tech giant Microsoft is set to release its latest Windows 11 operating system sooner, and not everyone is happy about it

A preview of the upcoming Windows 11 operating system (OS) has been reportedly leaked early Tuesday, June 16.

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The new Windows 11 UI. (Image source: The Verge)

The latest Microsoft OS features will include a new startup sound, Start button and centered menu, and rounded corners on the interface border. However, users have the option to move the menu back to the left side of the screen. The Verge first spotted a collection of Windows 11 screenshots on the Chinese social network Baidu and then found the entire OS online.

The new Windows 11 user interface and Start menu look very similar to what was initially found in Windows 10X, The Verge reported. “Microsoft had been simplifying Windows for dual-screen devices before canceling this project in favor of Windows 11. Visually, the most significant changes you’ll notice can be found along the taskbar. It has centered the app icons here, cleaned up the tray area, and included a new Start button and menu.”

A new set of default wallpapers, coupled with dark mode, will be available in the latest OS version. In addition, rounded corners will be used throughout Windows 11, including context menus, apps, the File Explorer, and even the Start menu itself. However, The Verge noted that the leaked Windows 11 is an early version, so not everything is included or finalized yet.

You can check out the rest of the hands-on preview here.

Not everyone is happy, however.

On June 3, Microsoft has announced that it will be holding a special Windows event on June 24 to reveal its next OS at 11 AM ET. Microsoft execs have been teasing a “next generation of Windows” announcement for months, and this leak now confirms that Windows 11 will be officially revealed later this month.

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