The (10)X Factor (Premium)


I spent much of the weekend examining the leaked Windows 10X build, which appears to be a near-final version of Microsoft’s coming Chrome OS competitor. I have some observations, of course. But more to the point, I also have questions. Lots of questions.

I asked these questions, semi-rhetorically, to Windows internals expert Rafael Rivera yesterday, too. He’s not a fan of the word “leak,” for starters, since Microsoft put this build on a publicly facing server that it knows is monitored by enthusiasts. We joked about the term, but the short version is that, semantics and intentions aside, we now have a clearer look at the latest in a long line of Windows offshoots. And it verifies many of the opinions and guesses we’ve made along the way.

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