What the Heck is Windows 10X? (Premium)


During the confusing series of leaks leading up to today's Microsoft event, we came to understand, and then question, and then truly understand what exactly Windows 10X is. It's what we used to call Windows Lite or Lite OS. Meaning that Microsoft isn't making a direct Chromebook competitor but is instead moving forward with a system that, temporarily at least, is aimed only at dual- and folding-screen PCs. (That will change over time.)

But I wanted to leave this article, which I wrote days ago, intact, to demonstrate how things came together in the days leading up to the launch. A historical record, of sorts.

Gain unlimited access to Premium articles.

With technology shaping our everyday lives, how could we not dig deeper?

Thurrott Premium delivers an honest and thorough perspective about the technologies we use and rely on everyday. Discover deeper content as a Premium member.

Become a Premium Member Create a Free Account