We defeated Clippy, only for Windows Copilot to take over
Windows Copilot, and the Bing and ChatGPT plugins will arrive on your computer once Windows 11 23H2 arrives, just in time for fall. Bleeping Computer tried it out and, as you might expect, they found it a little less than perfect. Even before delving into its functionality they were already disappointed. The AI assistant interface looks more like « run Bing.com within Microsoft Edge rather than a fully integrated part of the operating system“. That could change if Copilot is more deeply integrated into the OS, which will require more work than just a feature update like Windows 11 23H2.
Performance is described as a bit slow when searching the web and performing actions, and the recommendations offered by Windows Copilot are often sub-optimal. In addition to searching the web for possible answers to questions, it will improve Snap Assist, copy/paste, and the Snipping Tool in a few ways, as well as help you navigate the byzantine mess that Windows customization has become.
If that’s not enough for you, File Explorer will look a lot different after that with full WinUI integration offering lots of extraneous information, including suggestions of files that Azure Active Directory business users might want to open. This doesn’t make much sense as described, but it might look a lot like the open files previously offered by O359 applications. The good news is that it can be turned off, at least for now.
Learn more details about Windows 11 23H2 on Bleeping Computer.