Windows 11 is the New XP (Premium)

20 years ago, Microsoft released a new version of Windows with a fresh new user interface that was built on the technical foundation laid by its predecessor. Sound familiar?

Look, I know that any Windows enthusiast who reads that headline is going to immediately judge it and then, in many cases, come up with some comparison they feel is more apt. That’s fine: That’s why we let people comment on the articles, here of course. But the more I think about it, the more this Windows 11/Windows XP comparison works.

To understand why it works so well, you have to remember how different things were in 2001. Microsoft had two Windows, one based on MS-DOS and one based on NT, and it had long planned to merge the two product lines, once it could figure out a way to use NT as the founda...

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