Microsoft will release the new Windows soon, according to trusted Windows specialist leaker WalkingCat. But don’t get too excited as the reference to “the new Windows” should probably belong to a slogan.
Taking into account that Windows 10 21H1 will be a mere service pack and that 20H2 will remain an update the reference to “the new Windows” can only correspond to Windows 10X.
more clarifications: the (primary) point here is not about timing, it is the naming 🙃 https://t.co/vbEjaJ8if8
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) February 26, 2021
Microsoft will launch “The New Windows” soon
We are talking about a variant of Windows 10 originally conceived to govern the new generation of foldable devices such as the Surface Neo and that Microsoft has subsequently expanded to use in basic laptops to combat the threat of Google’s Chromebooks.
This expanded target has delayed a release that was announced for late 2020. Also, there are complications of running Win32 applications using containerized virtualization technologies. The truth is that we do not know if at this point that issue is resolved or Windows 10X will only have the ability to run UWP universal apps.
It should be stressed that Windows 10X will not be available to the general public, although it can be tested via an emulator. Microsoft will use it on Surface-branded devices and will license it to OEMs for pre-installation on new equipment. So far it has only shown support for the new hybrid Intel Lakefield processors, which does not exclude it from running on other hardware platforms.
While “the new Windows” will by no means replace current versions of Windows 10, its greatest significance lies in being the first system to emerge from the larger Windows Core OS project, a modular development with a basic kernel that can be expanded or reduced by modules to meet the needs of different devices.
Microsoft has been trying for a decade to produce a single operating system that would eliminate any legacy Windows components and work equally well on any type of device, be it a PC, a tablet, an Xbox, or a HoloLens device. Attempts so far have been unsuccessful. Windows for the first Surface, Windows 10 S, or Windows 10 on ARM have been a fiasco.
We will be looking forward for the further details of “the new Windows.”