Microsoft on Thursday offered a first look at the next version of Windows, dubbed Windows 11, which is coming this holiday season. The new version changes both the look of the operating system as well as the underlying business model.
Why it matters: Windows has been steadily losing market share on the desktop, which has itself lost prominence to smartphones.
With Windows 11, Microsoft is adding Web widgets, which it hopes will allow smaller creators to make money through Windows. It also plans changes to the economics for the Windows Store, a move that could help it competitively and also increase the pressure on rivals Google and Apple.
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The Windows event is still taking place. Check back for updates