After having a chance to check out Windows 11 for myself, I’m disappointed but not really surprised. After the incessant hype from Microsoft (especially the fanboys at WinCentral), I really thought this would be a substantial change. Maybe even a quality OS for the first time in a decade. But there is nothing useful to be found, only a bunch of unfinished superficial UI changes. How in the world can MS possibly justify calling this a “new version” of Windows? The only new feature is the stupid “widget” adware. The OS doesn’t even work right, with the usual glut of bugs that MS doesn’t bother to test for anymore. There will be a much bigger PR hit from pushing this garbage as “Windows 11” than if it was just another “feature” update. But the lack of features would be less of a problem if the UI was done right. Instead, this thing is the ugliest product I have ever seen MS put out. I never thought there could be a more inconsistent, scattered, confused OS than Windows 10, but just adds another massive layer of inconsistency on top of that. File Explorer is still the same as Windows 8, Control Panel is still included for some reason, and there are even components from Windows XP. The entire OS is a mix of 5 or 6 different design styles, and as you would expect it looks hideous. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the “modern” UI does not look anywhere near complete, is buggy, and huge bits of the shell were removed for no reason. At a time when MacOS and Chrome OS are so good, Microsoft should be embarrassed for even releasing this dreck. Windows 11 is “lipstick on a pig” taken to the next level.