The Register: There’s something to be said for delayed gratification when Windows 11 is this full of bugs

The Register: There’s something to be said for delayed gratification when Windows 11 is this full of bugs . “An update to the Insiders version of Windows 11 includes a massive list of bug fixes, many of them serious, showing the wisdom of holding back on an early upgrade from Windows 10. Windows 11 was released on 5 October but has proved a problematic upgrade due to onerous system requirements and certain user interface decisions, with some features chopped in the Start menu and a confusing new right-click menu in File Explorer.”

The Register: Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials

The Register: Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials. “Microsoft’s brand new operating system, Windows 11, appears to be just as iffy when it comes to printing as its predecessors. The latest problem turned up in the Windows Release Health dashboard last week and warned that a prompt for administration credentials might pop up when the print server and client are in different time zones.”

Engadget: Microsoft releases an improved Windows 11 PC health check app

Engadget: Microsoft releases an improved Windows 11 PC health check app. “When Microsoft released the Windows 11 Insider preview earlier this summer, it did so with some confusion around minimum system requirements. It quickly reversed course, saying that more people could install the software update than its requirements originally stated so the company could gather more performance on how the OS performed. After a few months of users testing and providing feedback, Microsoft says that, for the most part, its system requirements from June will stand — but there are a few notable changes.”

PC Gamer: Here’s how to try Windows 11 right now without installing a thing

PC Gamer: Here’s how to try Windows 11 right now without installing a thing. “If you find yourself curious about the Windows 11 UI, and feel like trying it out before you commit to a clean ISO install, it’s now possible to do so through the comfort of your browser. Developer, Blue Edge, built the Windows 11 demo webpage so users could test drive the operating system software, even if their PC doesn’t meet the stringent hardware requirements.”

Ars Technica: The once-doomed MS Paint gets its first redesign in over a decade

Ars Technica: The once-doomed MS Paint gets its first redesign in over a decade. “The latest Windows 11 app to get a coat of paint is Paint, everyone’s favorite meme-making sketching and doodling app. It’s not available for download for Windows Insiders yet, but Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay posted a brief video of the new design, showing off its updated look, a new dark mode, better text tools, updated brushes, and other tweaks that collectively serve to modernize the app a bit.”

Neowin: Windows 7 and 8.1 Patch Tuesday updates are out, here’s what’s new

Neowin: Windows 7 and 8.1 Patch Tuesday updates are out, here’s what’s new. “It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which is when all supported Windows versions receive cumulative updates. This includes supported Windows 10 versions such as the three latest versions based on the same codebase, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 users who have opted for extended security updates (ESU). Unlike Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8.1 users receive one update a month, with there being some exceptions for when there are critical vulnerabilities.”

BetaNews: Microsoft officially confirms Windows 11 with integrated Teams and support for Android apps

BetaNews: Microsoft officially confirms Windows 11 with integrated Teams and support for Android apps . “The new operating system is based on the now cancelled Windows 10x design, but it’s much more than that. As you’ve have seen from the leaked screenshots, it has a centered taskbar and Start menu, rounded corners across the design, no live tiles, and web widgets for creators.”

BetaNews: Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 OS leaks in full online, revealing a centered taskbar and Start menu, rounded corners, and widgets!

BetaNews: Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 OS leaks in full online, revealing a centered taskbar and Start menu, rounded corners, and widgets! . “Towards the end of the month, Microsoft is set to reveal the future of Windows. We already reported last week that Windows 10 is coming to an end, and its replacement might be Windows 11, or possibly Windows Sun Valley. Earlier today, some screenshots from the new OS appeared at Baidu, and then an iSO of the full operating system leaked on the web, confirming that it is indeed called Windows 11.”