Microsoft is announcing that Windows 11 will be released on October 5th. The new operating system will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs, or on new hardware that ships with Windows 11 pre-loaded.
Why didn't Microsoft wait till October 11!? Come to think of it, November 11 would have been even better: Get Windows 11 on 11/11.
Microsoft clarified its minimum system requirements for Windows 11 last week, but also revealed a workaround for those who don’t meet them. You can install Windows 11 on any hardware using an ISO method, as long as the PC has a 64-bit 1GHz processor with two or more cores, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a TPM 1.2 chip. But if you use the workaround, your PC will be in an unsupported state.
It's strange that processors like the Ryzen 1000 series from 2017 will be in an unsupported state. Millions of people can and will install the new Windows but their system won't be secure. Lots of old people with old systems will be the target for viruses and scams.