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Windows 11? New hints for Microsoft's upcoming desktop OS

The names of the next version of Windows appear to be “Windows (10) + something” and “Windows 11.”

Microsoft executives said in 2015 that Windows 10 would be the final version of the popular operating system and that there will be no Windows 11 or Windows 12. Microsoft announced that instead of producing distinct versions of its desktop operating system, it will release successive Windows releases.

Microsoft has been regularly improving Windows 10 through software updates for the past six years, but that may soon change. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently stated that the company is working on the next-generation Windows operating system, which will be "one of the most substantial improvements." It's been rumoured that it'll be called Windows 11.

Although the Sun Valley update will be a significant upgrade, it will still be considered a new version of Windows 10. If Microsoft wants to work with the best out of the upcoming Windows upgrade, it'll have to go beyond the Windows 10 + month branding.

Microsoft has set a Windows event for June 24 at which the software giant is expected to unveil the next version of its desktop operating system. The “next generation of Windows” is how Microsoft is referring to its evolutionary desktop platform, but the market name will be announced during the event.

However, if you've been paying attention to the news, you're already aware that the next edition of Windows could be titled "Windows 11." If you look closely at the teaser below, you'll notice that there's a new Windows logo, and its shadow creates an outline that alludes to the number "11."

Windows 11? New hints for Microsoft's upcoming desktop OS

It is not a coincidence that Microsoft has omitted the horizontal shadow. Similarly, the event begins at an unusual time of 11 a.m. ET, hinting towards the potential of "Windows 11."

Earlier today, well-known and trustworthy reporter Evan Blass speculated that Microsoft's next desktop operating system would be titled "Windows 11."

It is always hard to consider even if we have just three weeks to wait when the company reveals the name and features of "the next generation of windows."