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Windows 10X appears to be no longer available. The much-anticipated Windows 10X operating system, which was meant to be Microsoft’s response to Chrome OS, has been cancelled. According to Petri, Microsoft has no plans to release the operating system anytime soon. Windows 10X was supposed to launch first on single-screen computers for education and business, as many expected it to be a fresh take on Windows 10. The apparent reason is that of the ongoing pandemic having affected the company’s operational plans.
Despite the fact that Microsoft has stopped producing Windows 10X, some of its features are expected to be added to Windows 10 later this year. Microsoft is said to be working on a new version of Windows 10 with a revised user interface in Redmond, Washington. “Sun Valley,” the codename for Windows 10, will provide a brand new user interface and device ecosystem.
When Microsoft unveiled Windows 10X in 2019 at a high-profile event in New York, the company stated that the operating system will only work on dual-screen and foldable PCs. Microsoft also announced that its dual-screen Surface Neo, which will be available in the fall of 2020, will be part of the first wave of Windows 10X-powered computers. Last year, Microsoft announced that Windows 10X will be released first on single-screen.
The codebase for Windows 10X is the Windows Core OS, which is a universal Windows codebase. Windows 10X was supposed to be a stripped-down version of Windows 10 with a more streamlined user interface. Think of Windows 10X as a stripped-down version of Windows 10. Windows 10X was designed to run on a modern computer with Intel-based processors at first, and then more likely ARM-based processors.