Windows 10X arrives in December without support for Win32 applications


Tuesday 27 October 2020 05:04 AM

Window on the World – Microsoft originally developed Windows 10X to support its ambitions for dual monitors, but development difficulties eventually caused Microsoft to abandon the plan and eventually re-target the operating system for inexpensive devices that resemble a single-screen laptop, to compete with ChromeOS.

According to the US site mspoweruser, one of the reasons for Windows 10X suffering was trying to run Win32 applications inside the operating system, with Microsoft’s inability to achieve reasonable performance, while Windows Latest reports now indicate that Microsoft is launching a Windows 10X feature set in December that will not include support For Win32 applications.

Instead, a system will only run PWA and UWP applications, and Microsoft will “preinstall” the PWA versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Skype, etc., however, Enterprise users will still be able to present virtual Win32 applications over the desktop.

According to Windows Latest, Microsoft is expected to release devices running the new operating system in the spring of 2021 and will spend the time between December on bug fixes and other services for the operating system, and it is unclear whether Microsoft will conduct a public beta test of the operating system.

Microsoft has already begun to republish some technologies developed for Windows 10X, such as the new soft keyboard, to Windows 10, and the company may continue with a dual-screen version of the OS in 2022 for its much-delayed Surface Duo.

Source: The Seventh Day


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