Microsoft new Windows Lite OS may be called Windows 10X

    Microsoft new Windows Lite OS may be called Windows 10X

    Microsoft new Windows Lite OS may be called Windows 10X


    Last Updated: 02 Oct 2019 at 15:09

    UPDATE 10/2: Introducing Windows 10X: enabling dual-screen PCs in 2020


    Microsoft may well have no more surprises left for its Surface event tomorrow, as the flow of leaks apparently isn’t drying up today. After leaking new marketing pictures for the Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and the new ARM-powered Surface, Evan Blass (aka @evleaks on Twitter) has revealed the name of the new OS that Microsoft created for foldable and Chromebook-like devices. According to Blass, what we used to call “Windows Lite” until now will be named Windows 10X.

    Blass’ Twitter account is currently private, but you can find a screenshot of his protected tweet below:



    If “Windows 10X” is indeed real, it looks more and more certain that Microsoft will unveil, or at least talk about, its dual-screen "Centaurus" device that is supposed to run this new OS tomorrow. According to Blass, Windows 10X will support legacy desktop applications in containers, which if true would make this device much more interesting. Not supporting Win32 apps certainly played a role in the demise of Windows RT a couple of years ago, and there was definitely a lesson to be learned for Microsoft: keeping compatibility with legacy Windows apps is very important for consumers, especially when you launch a new OS named "Windows."


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    01 Oct 2019


  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Builds
       #1

    This will be something. Not a fan of the name, and I'm hoping that this is not merely going to be seen as a do-over for S-Mode, which itself was a do-over of Windows 10S. As a developer I'm excited to see what opportunities this new modular system opens up. Modularity is everything when inventing or creating new devices, and apps for those devices, so I will be heavily focused on the software at a lower-level when it comes to Widows 10X.
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  2. Posts : 3,449
       #2

    When I found this...

    ShowKeyPlus

    I searched for info on Windows Lite and nothing came up (apart from some hacked down Windows version floating around)

    I dislike the 'Lite' name for a fully fledged OS, 'X' isn't much better but still - looks interesting (...and yay! for keeping Win32 alive)
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  3. Posts : 520
    Windows 10
       #3

    Sounds like Windows 10 mobile all over again.
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