Microsoft recently showed off a new build of Windows 11, build 25987. It has arrived in the Canary channel for the Windows Insider Program. The company continues to make modifications to its operating system. Most of them are aesthetic while others try to improve performance.
After replacing Groove Music with Media Player, the latest Windows 11 preview posted on the Canary Channel goes a little further. The Maps and Movies & TV apps disappear. Obviously, it is no longer part of the original content of the operating system. Microsoft explained that current users will be able to continue using it and will benefit from future updates. However, the reason for their removal is mysterious. Does Microsoft no longer want to highlight it or encourage its use?
The removal of the Maps app is unfortunate, as it offers a comprehensive feature set for efficient navigation.
Meanwhile, Windows 11 version 25987 brings some notable changes. In the Microsoft Store, a new feature lets you choose the installation location when downloading games like Starfield.
Other changes include adding an option to install Wi-Fi drivers during initial operating system setup (OOBE), and updates to “Improve distributionWindows settings, the ability to view and edit metadata for PNG image files, as well as fixes for File Explorer and some issues with games and the settings page.
Please note that this version is not recommended for production PCs. Being on the Canary channel for the Windows Insider Program, it is likely to be a victim of bugs and instability.
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