For Dev Home, Windows Copilot and other Early Previews Win 11 Dev Channel is better than Canary or not?

Stefania Castelli 25 Reputation points
2023-05-24T19:43:08.07+00:00

Watching Microsoft Build 2023. AI copilots, Windows Copilot, Dev Home and other Developer tools are bringing new life to coders quality of life.
Today is out a Dev Channel Build in Insider Preview full of new improvements. I'm a developer but I'm on Canary Channel.
Do you think, before installing all this new stuff, that I downgrade my machines to Dev Channel to take full advantage of this AI revolution?
Thank you

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,101 Reputation points
    2023-05-25T10:05:22.6233333+00:00

    Hi,

    I'd be happy to help you out with your question. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    As per my experience and personal opinion, The Dev Channel is better than the Canary Channel for Dev Home, Windows Copilot, and other Early Previews. The Dev Channel receives new features and updates first, before they are released to the Canary Channel. This means that you will have access to the latest and greatest features, even if they are still in development.

    However, it is important to note that the Dev Channel is also more unstable than the Canary Channel. This means that you may experience bugs and other problems. If you are not comfortable with using an unstable build of Windows, then you should stay on the Canary Channel.

    Ultimately, the decision of whether to switch to the Dev Channel is up to you. If you are a developer who wants to be on the cutting edge of Windows development, then the Dev Channel is the right choice for you. However, if you are not comfortable with using an unstable build of Windows, then you should stay on the Canary Channel.

    Here are some additional things to consider when making your decision:

    Your computer's specifications: The Dev Channel builds are more demanding on your computer's resources than the Canary Channel builds. If you have a older or less powerful computer, you may experience performance problems on the Dev Channel.

    Your need for new features: If you are eager to try out the latest and greatest features, then the Dev Channel is the right choice for you. However, if you are happy with the current state of Windows, then you may not need to switch to the Dev Channel.

    If you have any other questions or need assistance with anything, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'm here to help.

    If the reply was helpful, please don’t forget to upvote or accept as answer, thank you.

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