What’s coming with Windows 10X

A great in-depth look at what’s coming with Windows 10X. This was the most interesting part (but I still recommend reading the whole thing):

Windows 10X will launch this spring first for commercial markets. Commercial markets include education and enterprise industries looking for sub-$600 PCs for students in the classroom or first line workers. Windows 10X won’t be launching on consumer PCs in 2021, meaning you won’t find it on a flagship Dell or HP device. It’s also only for clamshell PCs, with foldables, tablets, and other form factor support coming in 2022 and beyond.”

“Windows 10X will launch without an in-box Mail and Calendar app. It’s been removed from the first version of Windows 10X because the platform is aimed at commercial markets who will likely use Outlook Web or stream Outlook via Windows Virtual Desktop. Users can opt to reinstall the Mail and Calendar apps from the Microsoft Store if they wish.”

“Windows 10X for mainstream markets won’t happen until 2022, when Win32 app support among other features come to the OS as part of the Windows 10 “Nickel” release scheduled for the first half of 2022.

Windows 10X: Everything you need to know | Windows Central

Conversation 5 comments

  • shark47

    17 December, 2020 - 11:55 am

    <p>Interesting. Thanks for sharing. Not sure why anyone would pick this over a Chromebook, though given the lack of Win32 support. </p>

    • shark47

      17 December, 2020 - 1:03 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#600577">In reply to shark47:</a></em></blockquote><p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I guess to answer my own question, this is a better option for those that are invested in the Microsoft ecosystem. (And that assumes that all of Microsoft's software will run well.) It's a big risk, given that their last two such operating systems (Windows RT and Windows 10S) were big failures.</span></p>

      • Sprtfan

        17 December, 2020 - 2:36 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#600602">In reply to shark47:</a></em></blockquote><p>in addition to what you said, it would at least be a reasonable alternative for schools. Most high schools I'm aware of maintain a Windows computer lab even if they used chromebooks so Windows 10x could simplify things and have better consistency across devices. Immersive reader seems to be much better than anything I've been able to find available on a chromebook as well and could be a selling feature to schools. That all said, it is going to be a hard sell to schools that have switched to chromebooks. I'd guess Windows 10x might be able to help hold on to what they still have. </p>

  • dftf

    17 December, 2020 - 12:03 pm

    <p>Interesting read… can't say with the screenshots there I'd be a fan of the "Files" app: it looks a bit simplistic, very "website-version-of-OneDrive" UI.</p><p><br></p><p>And as for the "it'll support Win32 apps at a later date, running in their own containers", great, but how about also releasing a 64-bit version of the current Windows 10 that does-away with 32-bit app/dll support? Ditching that would mean the "Program Files (x86)" folder and "SysWOW64" folders could go, saving around 1.45GB of install-size.</p>

  • jerry_maguire

    21 December, 2020 - 10:59 am

    <p>Here are few things Windows 10X has made changes in:</p><p><br></p><p>A new user experience</p><p>A new Start menu</p><p>A new Taskbar</p><p>A new Action Center</p><p>A new set up experience</p><p>The new File Explorer</p><p>Improved Windows Update</p><p><br></p><p>Regards,</p><p>Jerry</p>

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