Microsoft Announces Windows 10X for Dual-Screen and Folding Devices

Posted on October 2, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows, Windows 10 with 16 Comments

Microsoft has a brand new version of Windows 10: Windows 10X. The company’s new version of its operating system has been in the news for a while, and we are finally getting our first official look at the new version of Windows 10.

Windows 10X is built for the next generation of PCs. Microsoft says Windows 10X is designed for dual-screen and folding-screen PCs. That essentially means that Windows 10X will offer a modified interface that suits the needs of dual-screen and folding-screen devices, much like Microsoft’s upcoming dual-screen Centaurus device. The new OS is essentially the Windows 10 you know, but with modifications that make it work well on these new types of devices.

That’s not the only difference, though. Windows 10X is a stripped-down version of Windows 10, meaning it’s built to run modern applications instead of the classic Win32 apps. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to run your classic apps, though — when you open up a Win32 app in Windows 10X, it will run that app within a container, which will also offer an added level of security. The performance of these apps running within a container won’t be as good as running them in the traditional way, though. So yes, Windows 10X is basically what Microsoft tried with Windows 10 S, but better. The new version of Windows 10 is expected to launch with Windows 10 20H2, which should arrive in late 2020.

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