With Windows 10X on the horizon, I’m wondering again whether Microsoft has solved the Chromebook problem. Does Windows 10X meet the needs of what we used to think of as an EdgeBook?
As you may recall, when Windows 10X was still called Windows Lite, it was thought to be a purely web-based platform, one that would be built on the new Chromium-based Edge, much in that way that Chrome OS is built on Google Chrome. The use of the word Windows in its name should have been a clue that that wasn’t the case, I guess. But there was a lot of evidence suggesting otherwise, including its user interface, which is very much modeled after the simpler Chrome OS, and not traditional Windows versions.