We’ve been hearing about Windows 10X for a few years now. The lighter version of Windows was supposed to be Microsoft’s answer to ChromeOS and boost sales of entry-level and student laptops. Unfortunately, development has reportedly been shelved.
According to a report from Petri, Windows 10X will no longer be releasing this year and may never see the light of day in its current form. Originally, Windows 10X was created for dual-screen devices, like Microsoft’s unreleased Surface Neo tablet. Since then, the company has shifted gears in an effort to compete with ChromeOS and focus the OS around single-screen devices.
Microsoft has reportedly shifted resources away from Windows 10X and back to Windows 10 proper. As we know, Microsoft is currently making an effort to update the current version of Windows 10 with new UI elements and design changes.
Some of the technologies originally built for Windows 10X may still see the light of day within Windows 10. This is apparently due to conversations with customers, who wanted some of those features Microsoft was developing, but didn’t want them in an entirely separate operating system.
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KitGuru Says: It sounds like Windows 10X is meeting a similar fate to Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s earlier attempt at delivering a lighter version of Windows for students and entry-level PCs.