Windows 10X will also come on single screen devices maybe this spring

Microsoft has begun developing Windows 10X to run on folding devices. However, the sharp rise in demand for computers during the pandemic, along with other factors, has forced the company to consider introducing it to single-screen products. The company will probably introduce it sooner and will not wait for the completion of its Surface Neo device.

The latest internal version of this operating system, which leaked online, gives us the first look at Windows 10X for single-screen computers. The 20279.1002 assembly is not an RTM (final version), but offers an almost final look to the upcoming operating system, which confirms that the look is similar to Chrome OS. Windows 10X, which Microsoft is expected to introduce later this year with new hardware from OEM partners, will be a direct competitor to Google’s Chrome OS operating system.

Windows 10X has a Start menu button located in the center of the taskbar. The Start menu no longer contains any live tiles or application folders, but contains a section for Recent Files. Like Chrome OS, the focus is on browsing and web apps. The Start menu contains a number of shortcuts, including Spotify, which indicates that users will be able to install Progressive Web Apps (PWA) from the Microsoft Kernel-based Chrome Edge browser instead of relying on Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications. It is also possible to pin other applications to the taskbar (the Start menu button will move the applications further to the left).

Thanks to the simplified overall appearance, simpler system tray, modern version of the Explorer application focused on OneDrive and clean, resp. With a transparent, customizable taskbar, Windows 10X looks perhaps more stylish than Windows 10.

Windows 10X is not a version of Windows 10. This means that you will not be able to upgrade your current Windows 10 to Windows 10X. In addition, it will only be available on new devices with a factory-installed system, similar to Chrome OS . However, it still remains unclear when Microsoft will officially introduce Windows 10X, but it is likely that we will see it launch in the spring of this year. Until then, the system can undergo several more changes and improvements.

So far, this is what Windows 10X looks like:

If you are more technologically proficient and understand English, you can try the system yourself. Here is installation instructions.

Resources: Windows Central, The Verge, Thurrott

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