Windows 11 has leaked online, revealing a treasure trove of information from those who have downloaded it. Tom’s Hardware can confirm the leak is genuine but is ab early build and likely not entirely representative of the final product.
First, on Baidu, a Chinese forum. The two screenshots showed off a new, refreshed Start menu as well as the settings screen, which shows the name Windows 11 Pro.
The image of the Start menu is the big reveal. It shows a new, centered taskbar, similar to what was seen in Windows 10X prior to its cancelation. The menu doesn’t have Live Tiles and lets you pin software in place. There’s also a power icon to shut down or restart your computer. It all looks far more touch-friendly and is likely part of the Windows 10X project being folded into Windows 11.
The second image is far less revealing. It lists the name “Windows 11 Pro,” suggesting that Microsoft will stick to the Home, Pro and Enterprise naming system.
The Verge editor Tom Warren posted several details on Twitter with the build, including wallpapers, Xbox and much of the user interface.
here’s a first look at Windows 11. There’s a new Start menu, rounded corners, a new startup sound, and more https://t.co/VDS08QPsl5 pic.twitter.com/OkCyX3TtmIJune 15, 2021
the new Xbox experience on Windows 11 https://t.co/VDS08QPsl5 pic.twitter.com/4jXebU9B56June 15, 2021
don’t worry, all the old Windows stuff is still there in Windows 11 🙃https://t.co/VDS08QPsl5 pic.twitter.com/RMi8KLgBV0June 15, 2021
and yes, the Control Panel still exists pic.twitter.com/JZDOJcjRqlJune 15, 2021