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Technical discussion: Not your father’s windows

Tik Tok: Windows 11

When Tech Talk hosts, Stefan Gerhardt, and Josh Rutledge approached extraction About presenting a series of presentations, the presentation was simple: we will review the latest, greatest and latest technology on the market and put together a series of presentations that fundamentally reflect the future approach of the news site. For the most part, guys came in, performed at Top 21St Horn weapons, night vision, UFO hunting gear, and a host of other exciting themes.

Now they dive deep into the dark waters of humanity’s ongoing technological transformation by shattering a futuristic product nearly as much as it was ever made… Microsoft Windows?

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Jokes aside, Microsoft hasn’t released a new Windows operating system in 7 years, which undoubtedly makes this latest release worth publishing. Also, for the first time in history debriefing Tech Talk, men’s analysis is basically bug-free. (Full disclosure: Their analysis of Windows 11 may be full of gaps and inaccuracies of facts. But unlike previous shows about things like space telescopes, I have no idea if any of what they say is accurate or true. I mean, it’s Windows.)

To open their analysis, firmware heads break down the hardware needed to run Windows 11. This includes a look at the processors approved for the upgrade. As if foreshadowing the high level of excitement, anticipation, and suspense about the insanely original Windows functionality that the guys reveal as the show goes on, both Josh and Stefan note that the custom PCs they both own weren’t able to accommodate the upgrade.

As for Rutledge, the processor from his high-performance gaming machine is simply not on the Windows 11 list. On the other hand, Gearhart has a high-performance PC he built on his own, which also has a chip that’s not on the Windows upgrade list. (See what I said about the suspense? You pick any humble nerd splurge worth bowing out.)

So, since neither of them can upgrade to Windows 11, the guys don’t review the OS and instead spend the rest of the show talking about it once Stefan had a mustache. (no they did not)

In fact, tech talk devices are moving forward, highlighting how Android phones sync with Windows. bam! They also note how the new operating system includes emulators for older versions of Windows. This means that your old programs will still work, or whatever. Bazinga!

Fortunately for the more stable TT viewer, Rutledge and Gearhart really turn up the heat in the next clip, focusing like a laser on the new taskbar at the bottom of the Windows screen. bubble! Both are excited about the change, and Gerhart even announced that he wanted to marry the new taskbar (no, he didn’t).

(BTW, at this point, you’re not even in the middle of the show, though it does seem like you spent your entire Saturday in traffic school.)

After an interesting exchange about how Windows 11 lets you use panels if you’re “restricted to one screen” (we get it, geeks, you have the gear), the sly pair takes a turn to talk about the three types of PC users; Apple fans, PC users, and a third group of “singles” that run in Linux.

“I can’t,” said Gerhardt, referring to the global reaction to the fact that people still use computers. (I guess it was a Linux joke. But then again, who can tell?)

“Oh my gosh. Playing on a Windows 11 machine is amazing,” shrieked Routledge at one point, waking me from a dream that Linus was finally starting to kick a soccer ball. “The gaming experience inside the Microsoft Game Bar or other places within Windows 11 far exceeds any PC gaming experience from a PC that you can go to and buy off the shelf that it was able to provide in the past.”

That seemed important. I will read that quote again.

Yeah. It was.

After finishing analyzing the amazingly new and impossible components of Windows 11, the guys quickly made some small albeit noticeable improvements. “Accessories,” as Routledge calls them. (Or I just wrote it in my notes. I won’t check it out.) This list includes little touches like acrylic right-click menus and the ability to copy and paste GIFs.

“Jeff is peanut butter. A GIF is an gif,” stated Gearhart, agreeing with his co-host that they pronounce GIFs with a G. (Really? Even if it’s a GIF of Jeffrey a giraffe?)

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The guys also point out that Windows users will no longer be greeted with a blue screen of death in the event of a catastrophic failure. Instead, users will now only receive a similar system failure message on a black screen. The black screen of death, if you will. According to research, this change has nothing to do with the #screenofdeathsoblue movement of 2017.

In the end, both hosts talked about the new aspects of Windows that I love and seem to generally support the new operating system. However, their final review might be the best part of the show, as it includes a detailed breakdown of the aspects of WIndows 11 they liked and the things they would like to see. It starts at about 30 minutes which is without a doubt the best 7 or 8 minutes of the entire episode.

It’s the app!

As it happens on every show, Rutledge and Gearhart close the show by reviewing an app. This time, take a closer look at an app called Radio Garden.

In short, Radio Garden offers live radio feeds from more than eight thousand stations around the world. It looks great, and so does the review. Watch this.

All in all, the time-wastered Tech Talk giants do a good job of guiding potential users through the ups and downs of Windows 11, even if that’s not exactly the most exciting topic. Stay tuned for their next show, where the guys will be smashing another cutting edge piece of futuristic technology: the light bulb. (No, they won’t)

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