Windows 10: Windows Core OS aims to turn Windows 10 into a modular platform

  1.    29 Sep 2017 #1

    Windows Core OS aims to turn Windows 10 into a modular platform

    Microsoft 'Windows Core OS' aims to turn Windows 10 into a modular platform for the future

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    Microsoft is taking the next steps in its "One Windows" vision with an internal project called "Windows Core OS" that turns Windows 10 into a fully modular platform and lays foundations for the future of Windows.

    Windows is now over 30 years old, which is beyond ancient in technology years. As a result of this, Windows itself is encumbered by features, functions, and components that some devices today may no longer need. In an industry where new device types are being introduced all the time, Windows itself is too old and heavy to be able to adapt to those new devices (an example of which are smartwatches) quickly enough. As it turns out, Microsoft is aware of this and is working on something internally that looks to solve this problem.

    Over the last several months, I've been talking to multiple sources about something internally referred to as "Windows Core OS" (originally Andromeda OS.) According to these sources, Windows Core OS (WCOS for short) is the future backbone of Windows and is a monumental step forward in making Windows 10 a truly universal OS. In short, WCOS is a common denominator for Windows that works cross-platform, on any device type or architecture, that can be enhanced with modular extensions that gives devices features and experiences where necessary.

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    What does this mean for me?

    Windows 10 as it is today has a few different variants of itself. It's not one OS that's shared across devices. Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 desktop are two different variants of Windows 10, for example. Now, these different variants do share universal elements, such as OneCore and the Universal Windows Platform, but the OSs themselves aren't the same. WCOS removes these different variants and gives us a universal base that can be built upon. If you want Windows on a phone, instead of using Windows 10 Mobile, you would simply use "Windows 10" with components that make sense for a phone device. It's the next steps in Microsoft's modularity of Windows, which has been ongoing for years at this point.
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  2.    29 Sep 2017 #1

    Would love a modular based desktop OS. Allow me to select which components I want, give me just a command line if it is all I really wanted.
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  3.    30 Sep 2017 #2

    Just stop greying out the Uninstall option for all those preinstalled Apps nobody most people don't use already.

    If this means my XBOX experience will be more like my PC experience, have at it. And while your at it, something a little easier to use than 10 IoT for my Raspberry Pi would be nice. :)
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  4.    30 Sep 2017 #3

    OilerNut said: View Post
    Would love a modular based desktop OS. Allow me to select which components I want, give me just a command line if it is all I really wanted.
    Hi there

    It's available NOW --it's called LINUX !!!!!!

    however good move for Windows - although it would be a bit of a contradiction in terms to call something WINDOWS if it was only a CLI !!!!.

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    Windows 10 x64 Home 1703
       01 Oct 2017 #4

    Honestly, modularity and flexibility during install would be good, Microsoft did the right choice when they transparently stated what the telemetry tools did, how, and ways to turn off stuff you don't use during setup, that is wise, why not extending that to many parts of the OS, making it more stable?

    I mean, if components can integrate, but can independantly be used or uninstalled, doesn't that increase stability for the OS, rather than adding bloatware tied to the core?... If subsequent versions of Windows can be even better than 1703 (which is quite fast at use and boot times), that is certainly the right step.

    Just my two cents.
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