First big demo of the all-new Windows 10X for inexpensive devices

Microsoft announced Windows 10X back in 2019 as an operating system designed for use on dual-screen devices. Then last year, the company changed direction and announced that the operating system would be coming to single-screen devices.

Before the release, an almost final working build of the operating system was leaked on the Web, which allowed users to install it and try it out. Windows Central website has published a long video showing us how the operating system works on a PC. The video demonstrates the new interface of the operating system, which we previously saw only in the screenshots.

Windows 10X has an updated interface, starting with its most distinctive feature – an updated taskbar. On the taskbar, icons have been moved to the center, and the Start menu is now completely redesigned. Windows 10X also has a new Action Center with redesigned shortcuts. Windows 10X received a highly simplified file manager, the operating system launches all applications in full-screen mode.

The Windows 10X is a lite version of Windows that shouldn’t replace Windows 10 on desktops. It is designed for inexpensive laptops and tablets. The biggest problem with this version will be that it doesn’t support legacy Windows apps yet, which means you’re limited to Microsoft Store and web apps.

Windows 10X is expected to be available as a pre-installed OS on devices planned to launch later this year.

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Windows 10X will wake up instantly due to the new modern standby mode

Microsoft is working on a new version of Windows 10 called Windows 10X. The operating system was due to launch last year, but the company delayed the release and made several changes to its original plans.

Now, Win 10X will be officially available in the second quarter of this year. A few months before the launch, details about the operating system surfaced. It is reported that Windows 10X will receive “Modern Standby mode”.

Most Windows laptops nowadays take a while to wake up from sleep mode. Thanks to the Modern Standby mode, the system will resume operation instantly, immediately after opening the laptop lid.

Another addition is the always-on feature, which will allow apps to run in the background even while sleeping. This will be useful for applications such as email, allowing you to receive email messages in the background. Most Windows Store apps will be compatible with this feature.

Several other features and improvements will be available in the upcoming Win 10X, including a new File Explorer.

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1 Comment

  1. Marius Cirsta
    January 15, 2021

    So … it's Windows but without support for Windows apps … let me think about this a bit …
    I know , I'll just put Linux instead which can even sometimes run Windows apps with Wine.