Ill be installing and assessing the Windows 10X leakage today, but early shots and videos reveal the Setup series is nearly identical to that of standard Windows 10 variations, with the exact same standard actions, however with a simpler, nearly cartoonish user interface. It seems to require a Microsoft account, that makes sense given that Windows 10 Home started this pattern a few years ago.
And the main UI looks a lot like Chrome OS– and a lot like the mockup of a single-screen Windows 10X interface that I made last April, go figure– as expected. Icons are focused on the taskbar, as in Chrome OS, and as with the Setup regimen, everything seems simplified.
And yes, its just like Chrome OS. Lets simply get that out of the way.
Simply ahead of its launch for commercial PC-like gadgets, an install picture of Windows 10X for single screens has actually leaked, giving us an early peek at Microsofts brand-new OS.
And now we have Windows 10X. Microsoft tried to hide its real intent with this product by pretending last year that it was intended at a brand-new generation of dual-display PCs, however the software huge truly developed 10X to contend with Chrome OS on affordable single-display PCs. So after stopping working to get its container-based Windows desktop application compatibility service to work, Microsoft scaled back and repositioned Windows 10X as was initially meant: It will now deliver only on new conventional PCs aimed at education and other industrial markets.
Ill know more soon.
Microsoft has been working for years on a Chromebook rival, however it has actually been mostly unsuccessful. Windows 10 S, which was originally called Windows 10 Cloud, was Terry Myersons method, which, of course, burned and crashed, in part since it looked identical to Windows 10 but could not run downloaded Windows 10 desktop applications.