Today, in the morning, Microsoft has revealed some interesting facts about its latest operating system, Windows 10X which is specially designed for new age dual-screen devices. With Windows 10X, the tech giant has reengineered a special variant of Windows 10. Microsoft said that this software will address one of the key drawbacks of Windows 10, that is, it will install the updates of the operating system a lot of times faster than the current generation.
Microsoft said that it will allow Windows 10X to download an OS update and simply switch to it with a reboot. Interestingly, it will take only around 90 seconds for the reboot to get completed.
If this turns out to be true then this will make a big difference from what we are used to with Windows 10 nowadays. Currently, it requires downloading an update and then applying it and then rebooting which ends up consuming several minutes even on high-end systems.
Microsoft revealed that Windows 10X operating system, drivers, and apps are all separate from the current Windows 10 version. Your system will switch to the latest OS update once your device is rebooted. The company revealed that they will be using container technology for win32 traditional desktop apps that run on devices like Surface Neo. This means individually, these apps cannot interfere with system files or data.
Microsoft also revealed that many of the dual-screen and foldable devices that are going to come with preinstalled Windows 10X will also run Intel’s new Lakefield processors. The chips will include both big and small cores which will run asymmetrically to save power. It seems that due to this, many developers will be able to run a typical desktop app on the larger cores for performance and lightweight apps on the smaller cores to save battery.