Windows 11 could have been installed as a Windows 10 patch. Seems more like the marketing department felt it was time for new version number. The benefit will mostly be for corporations that use motherboards that support trusted platform modules. Windows 11 will have better security at the hardware level. This is much needed as ransomware attacks and trojans have been on the rise affecting governments, corporations and critical infrastructure. This is why older hardware will not support the new OS. Hopefully MS will continue to offer security patches for Windows 10 for some time to come as there will be many businesses and consumers who simply won't be able to make the switch.\n\nWhile there are some nice Linux distros that work fine on any hardware, it still does not have as broad a support of software as Windows. They also need to automate the patching and software installation process. Linux will never gain ground on Windows so long as users need to resort to cryptic command line commands. Every time I need to work on my Pi I have to go on-line and look up the sudo commands.